Man charged in jewelry store robbery at C.D. Peacock at Oakbrook mall

June 30, 2013 8:29:32 AM PDT
Levert Jones, 25, of Detroit, is accused of using a sledgehammer to rob a C.D. Peacock jewelry store at Oakbrook Center in Oak Brook.

Police say images from the jewelry store's surveillance camera shows Jones pulling the sledgehammer from his waistband and smashing the glass merchandise case containing jewelry and watches on June 23, 2013 around 3:45 p.m. An armed security guard ordered Jones and two accomplices to the ground, police say, and they complied, but then tried to run away.

Jones was shot in the abdomen. His accomplices ran out of the mall and got away in a stolen vehicle, police say.

Jones is charged with attempted armed robbery. His bond was set at $500,000.

He was scheduled to appear in court July 22.

Anyone with information on the attempted robbery should call the Oak Brook Police Department at (630) 368-8760 or the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office at (630) 407-8000.


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