Detroit Man Charged in Oak Brook Mall Robbery

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    One of three men who attempted to rob an Oak Brook jewelry store last weekend was charged Saturday, officials said.

    Levert Jones, 25, of Detroit, Mich., was charged with one count of felony attempted armed robbery after he allegedly tried to rob a C.D. Peacock in the Oakbrook Center mall on Sunday, officials said.

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    A judge set bail at $500,000 at a Saturday hearing, according to the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s office. Jones is next scheduled to appear in court July 22.

    Two other men involved in the robbery fled the scene in a stolen vehicle and have not yet been found, police said.

    The incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. Sunday when the three men entered the jewelry store, one with a sledge hammer, and smashed a glass display case.

    An armed security guard intervened and told the man to put down the sledge hammer, but he refused and advanced toward the guard, police said. The guard then fired his gun and shot the man in the abdomen, authorities said.

    He was later taken to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital.

    The other two men fled the mall in a black SUV, which police said was stolen from the mall’s parking lot. They are described as black males in their late 20s and early 30s. One man is heavy set, police said, stands about 5-foot-9, has a tattoo on the right side of his neck and was wearing a black T-shirt.

    The other man is taller, possibly 5 feet, 11 inches, with a heavy beard and wearing a white T-shirt.

    The shooting put the mall on lock down Sunday, but no one in the mall was reported injured.