Illinois Attorney General Candidate Robbed at Gunpoint During Chicago Campaign Stop

Democratic candidate for Illinois attorney general and Chicago Committeeman Aaron Goldstein was robbed at gunpoint Thursday during a campaign

A Democratic candidate running for Illinois Attorney General -the state's chief legal officer- was robbed at gunpoint during an official photoshoot in Chicago on Thursday; further highlighting the cities crippling crime wave that took the lives of over 600 people in 2017 alone.

The group was approached by three men in their early 20s while taking pictures for Goldstein's campaign.

Police say one of the suspects brandished a handgun and demanded the camera equipment and other personal belongings from Goldstein and his team.

Aaron Goldstein, 42, and several members of his campaign team were in the middle of taking publicity shots when the robbery happened, according to Goldstein's campaign manager.

According to the Chicago Tribune, there were a total of three robbery suspects.

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Goldstein, a democratic committee man for the 33rd Ward and a resident of Albany Park, wasn't hurt in the robbery and believes it was a random act.

No one is in custody yet.

The campaign was doing the photo shoot on a street in Albany Park to capture an "in-the-neighborhood kind of" image, said Goldstein's campaign manager Robert Murphy.

Goldstein is among eight candidates competing in the Democratic primary to replace Lisa Madigan as attorney general.

On his campaign Facebook page, Goldstein posted a link to the story as reported by The Chicago Tribune, and thanked everyone for their concern, well wishes, thoughts and prayers, and assured his supporters that he was well.


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