Surveillance Cams Catch $40K Jewelry Store Heist

Two men spoke to Cicero store employee through protective glass window while another used a crobar to break into a back area of the store

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012  |  Updated 4:14 PM CDT
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Store owner says clerk was covered with a pillow case and beaten with a crowbar. Marion Brooks reports.

Store owner says clerk was covered with a pillow case and beaten with a crowbar. Marion Brooks reports.

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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.
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Four men beat a Cicero jewelry store clerk and stole $40,000 in merchandise in a Monday afternoon attack captured on video.

The four men entered the Roosevelt Gold Exchange at 1203 S. Cicero Ave. in Cicero about 1:30 p.m. Monday, tied up and beat the clerk and stole about $40,000 in jewelry, Town of Cicero spokesman Ray Hanania said.

The five thieves pulled up to the store in two vehicles and four entered the store while a fifth waited outside and acted as a lookout, Hanania said.

Two of the males spoke to an employee through a protective glass window while another used a crowbar to break into a back area of the store.

Once in the back area, the men tied up the clerk with a phone line, put a bag over his head and beat him, Hanania said. The store’s video surveillance captured the attack and the men’s faces.

The robbers then stole jewelry, exited the store and drove off.

When captured, the 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.

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