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Cicero pizzeria owner shot dead in apparent robbery attempt

Giovanni Donacricchia, 64, of River Grove and the owner of Albano's pizzeria, was 
shot and killed early Thursday morning in an apparent robbery.
Giovanni Donacricchia, 64, of River Grove and the owner of Albano's pizzeria, was shot and killed early Thursday morning in an apparent robbery.

CICERO – A 64-year-old River Grove man was shot to death in an apparent armed robbery attempt at his restaurant in Cicero about 12:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

Giovanni Donacricchia, owner of Albano's pizzeria, 5913 W. Roosevelt Road, was shot when he confronted a male suspect who walked in with a revolver. Donacricchia was shot once in the chest.

Donacricchia was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:56 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

Police Superintendent Bernard Harrison said investigators have been working diligently collecting evidence at the scene and have a good description of the suspect as well as possible fingerprints.

"Mr. Donancricchia was a well-liked person in the community and we share with his family the grief they must be experiencing today," Cicero spokesman Ray Hanania said.
 

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