Chuckie “I love to use a blow torch” Russell

May 23, 2022

Charles Chuckie Russell was a vicious and brutal Chicago Outfit thief. He was a member of the Grand Avenue crew after Joey the Clown Lombardo went away in the Family Secrets trial. He was married to the sister of the new Grand Avenue Crew boss Albert Vena. Chuckie Russell took in an informant who was working for the ATF. He planned the home invasion robbery with this guy and told him how much he wanted to use a blow torch on their victim and take his money and jewelry. In the meantime, the informant introduced Chuckie Russell to an ATF agent who had guns for sale. In the end, they did a buy-bust on Russell and he never got to torture his home invasion victim into giving up his safe combination.

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2 comments on “Chuckie “I love to use a blow torch” Russell

  1. Nice lil story about another Grand Ave thief…. The Prosecution talked about the different crews. The Grand Ave crew was the smalles and quietest crew. They were the ‘ Michael Jordan ‘ of burglars. Love the Pocasts, Sorry I missed you when you were in Chicago. Ther was a few spots you missed on your tour that were close to you. I look forward to our podcast coming up!

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