Monday, December 12, 2016

20 Years For Mugging Lakeview Senior On Easter Morning

One of 2016’s most blood-boiling crimes has wrapped up in court, ending with a lifelong criminal getting another 20 years in prison.

Larry Tolliver pleaded guilty to the Easter morning attack and robbery of a 75-year-old Lakeview woman as she shuffled off of an elevator in the lobby of Cedar Village, a complex that provides affordable housing for senior citizens in the 3600 block of N. Pine Grove.

Video of the attack showed Tolliver confronted the woman, then threw her onto the elevator floor and rummaged through the storage compartment of her walker before he fled.

Those surveillance images played a crucial role in Tolliver’s arrest.

Less than a week after the attack, a Boystown homeowner met with police because she believed that a man she recently hired to perform odd jobs resembled the robbery suspect. The tipster said the man identified himself as "Larry" when she hired him to do chores near Halsted and Grace days after the mugging.

Tolliver was arrested and charged.

Neighbors would soon learn that Tolliver had a long, violent criminal record and he was released on parole less than a month before he attacked the woman.

As CWB Chicago reported exclusively in April, Tolliver had been released early from prison fifteen times despite being sentenced to more than 91 years in prison for crimes ranging from burglary (eight times) to armed robbery (twice) to shoplifting.

Incredibly, he received nine years in prison for a 2006 break-in that took place on the same street as the Easter morning mugging. But he didn’t serve nine years in prison, of course. We're in Illinois. Instead, by the time those nine years were up, Tolliver would be convicted and returned to prison twice for other crimes.

According to court records, Tolliver—using a dozen aliases and various birthdates—has now been sentenced to a combined 111 years in prison since 1981.

The state has not yet announced Tolliver's next parole date.

Date of CaseName UsedChargeSentence
January 16, 1981UnknownTheft2 years
September 20, 1983UnknownBurglary5 years
February 8, 1984UnknownTheft2 years
February 29, 1984Larry BertrandTheft; receiving/possessing a stolen motor vehicle2 years
September 25, 1986Larry Tolliver BertrandBurglary8 years
January 20, 1991Carl BertrandAttempt Burglary4.5 years
December 31, 1992Larry CortezArmed Robbery8 years
July 21, 1996Antonio WalkerBurglary9 years
December 27, 2000Antonio TollmanArmed Robbery8 years
December 27, 2000UnknownBurglary7 years
December 27, 2000Antonio TollmanBurglary7 years
December 27, 2000Antonio TollmanBurglary7 years
June 10, 2004George J. WilliamsTheft25 days
August 14, 2004Greg HiltRetail theft3 years
April 20, 2006Lawrence LockwoodRetail theft18 months
September 4, 2006Larry C. TolliverBurglary9 years
May 27, 2011Marcus WellsBurglary6 years
August 7, 2014Paul JamesRetail theft2 years
April 5, 2016Darren BerlinRobbery Victim 60+20 years
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  1. Another one of the left wing's heroes.

    1. Agreed. I can't wait to move to a red state where criminals are actually kept in jail.

    2. what a silly thing to say

  2. I used to half any Crook county sentence, but really, its more like 1/4. See you in 5 years Mr. Tolliver.

  3. The criminal justice system should be charged as an accomplice for littering this trash back on the street repeatedly. If a teenager has a house party and one of the kids maims someone with their car while under the influence the parents are liable and charged. This is no different. It's like Cook county is spraying bullets into a crowd by releasing these violent criminals back on the street with a fraction of their time served. Where's the accountability? Repeat offenders should absolutely not be considered for early release or parole. They clearly need more time to rot, I mean be "rehabilitated"

  4. Some people just can't get enough of prison life! At least for now, good riddance you POS!

  5. The real criminals are the judges that let these scumbags out early!!

  6. Perhaps Toni Preckwinkle and Tom Dart should finish his sentence(s) for him?

  7. Toni Preckwinkle needs to be investigated and go to jail.

  8. He is what's sometimes referred to as a "useless eater."

  9. out in 6 months and we'll be reading about him again.

  10. SO this dirtbag get sentenced to an average of 3 years in prison for every year of his life since 1981. I'd LOVE to know what is his "average time spent free" (before being arrested for the next inevitable crime), since 1981.

    And neighbors, in case you're interested.....
    Want to see just how fast things are moving in the EXACT WRONG direction under the new "Punishment Just Doesn't Work" Preckwinkle / Foxxx regime?
    Go here:
    Scroll down to 'Felony Theft? Not Anymore' to see what you won't believe.

  11. Foxx is angry this guy got such a long sentence

  12. that innocent (violent career criminal) you hired to do odd jobs is casing you and your neighbors. Don't give nothing to bums don't hire bums use a temp agency they at least look at the criminals ID before sending the crook out to your house. Every time you give a dime or a cigarette you are telling a bum-riminals to just keep coming down here because we give them stuff.