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Crime bulletin sparks activity on Hanover Park's Facebook page

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The brutal murder of a Streamwood gas station clerk has sparked a flurry of activity on the Hanover Park Police Department's new Facebook page.

Hanover Park police, a few months into their social media initiative, posted a crime bulletin -- along with surveillance photos -- detailing the March 16 stabbing death of 24-year-old Anandkumar "Andy" Jaiswal.

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It's garnered hundreds of "likes," comments and shares since Monday, even getting the attention of a Chicago Police Department administrative officer who noted similarities between the case and others involving a man suspected of committing at least four armed robberies with a knife in his district and in Park Ridge.

"We're just trying to assist Streamwood in getting the word out," Hanover Park Deputy Police Chief Tom Cortese said. "We want them to reach a successful conclusion in this case, and hope that would happen if this were our incident."

The post instructs viewers to focus on details such as the suspect's gloves and shoes, and urges anyone with even seemingly insignificant information to contact Streamwood police.

Although most of the comments express shock, fear or condolences, Cortese said it takes just one person with a critical piece of intelligence to come forward.

"Putting a bulletin out into the social media realm is a good thing because that's where people are," he said.

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