Two Charged in Cicero Jewelry Store Robbery Caught by Security Cameras

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    Store owner says clerk was covered with a pillow case and beaten with a crowbar. Marion Brooks reports. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012)

    Two men have been charged in the beating of a Cicero jewelry store clerk and theft of $40,000 in merchandise in an attack captured on video this month.

    Elijah Robinson, 18, of the 700 block of North Long, was charged with armed robbery and aggravated unlawful restraint, according to Cicero police. He is in custody.

    Surveillance Video: Thieves Rob Jewelry Store

    [CHI] Surveillance Video: Thieves Rob Jewelry Store
    Four men beat a Cicero jewelry store clerk and stole $40,000 in merchandise in a Monday afternoon attack captured on video. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012)

    An arrest warrant for armed robbery has been issued for Jamar Iszerk Lee, 17, of the 600 block of North Laramie, Cicero police said. He is also wanted for armed robberies in Chicago.

    Four men entered the Roosevelt Gold Exchange, at 1203 S. Cicero Ave. in Cicero, at about 1:30 p.m. Aug. 6, tied up and beat the clerk and stole about $40,000 in jewelry, according to a statement from Town of Cicero spokesman Ray Hanania.

    A Chicago police officer saw the video surveillance on TV and YouTube and contacted Cicero police to let them know the suspects were wanted for an unrelated robbery.

    When captured, the other men face armed robbery and aggravated battery charges, Hanania said.

    Anyone with information about the suspects should call Cicero police Detective Joe Melone at (708) 265-2130.