3 Charged in Edgewater Jewelry Heist

Police said suspects tied up store clerk and robbed store during daylight hours

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    Woman recounts ordeal with attackers shortly after they allegedly robbed an Edgewater jewelry store on Monday. Christian Farr reports. (Published Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012)

    Three people were charged Wednesday in a daring robbery of an Edgewater jewelry store earlier this week.

    Palo Brown, 30, of the 2200 block of North Mobile and Paris Starwalt, 23, of Matton, Ill., were each charged with three counts of armed robbery. Felice Desilvia, 29, of the 2600 block of West Chicago was charged with two counts of armed robbery.

    Police said the suspects acted like customers, tied up a store clerk and robbed Bryn Mawr Jewelry Company just before 2 p.m. Monday in the 1100 block of North Bryn Mawr Avenue. The suspects walked in the front door of the store and later out the back, police said.

    "There was this guy, he ran out from the store," said witness Amir Ali, who works next door at a Dunkin' Donuts restaurant. "I believe he was an employee and what I heard is that he was tied up to the chair. So he ran out screaming for help and stuff and there was a lot of police cars over here. There was police officers holding guns and stuff."

    The suspected robbers were captured within a mile of the shop, and police said they recovered some of the merchandise. There was no gunfire, and no injuries were reported.

    Brown, Starwalt and Desilvia are scheduled to appear in bond court Wednesday.