Zarwin Baum Contributes To Citizens Crime Commission Of The Delaware Valley
Bonnie L. Cook, Philadelphia Inquirer
Law-enforment officials and the Citizens Crime Commission of the Delaware Valley have increased to $30,000 the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those who killed businessman Robert Chae.
Chae, 58, was fatally stabbed Jan. 9 by three armed men as he left his North Wales home for work at 5 a.m. Chae owned a beauty-supply store in Center City. Chae’s wife and two adult children were restrained with duct tape, but his wife escaped, and the men fled with a large amount of cash, police said.
Montgomery County officials had announced a $5,000 reward for tips leading to the men. That was increased yesterday after donations from the Asian American Bar Association of the Delaware Valley, Korean American Crime Prevention Committee, Korean American Association of Greater Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Korean Beauty Supply Association, Montgomery County Korean American Association, the Chae family, and the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office.
The Philadelphia law firm of Zarwin, Baum, DeVito, Kaplan, Schaer & Toddy, P.C. also contributed. Partner Harris Baum is this country’s honorary consul-general to the Republic of Korea, from which Chae was an immigrant.