$20K Stolen At the Hilton Chicago

By Margaret Lyons in News on Feb 25, 2008 7:15PM

2008_2_25.hilton.jpgEight people were bound and robbed at gunpoint Sunday night at the Hilton Chicago at 720 S Michigan. The assailants got away with about $20,000.

The victims were the organizers of a modeling search, and they were duct-taped during the robbery while the two men, one of whom was armed, stole the cash. After the robbers fled, the victims freed themselves and contacted the police.

The event was a Harvey Star Washington modeling search, where the entrants all paid a $50 registration fee. The robbers are still at large, and police still haven't released a description, but they're going through hotel security camera footage. [Trib, S-T, CBS]