Thieves use hammers to smash display case, steal diamonds in Vernon Hills

VERNON HILLs, Ill. (WLS) -- Vernon Hills Police have reported that diamonds were stolen during a smash and grab burglary Friday night.

According to police, three people walked into a Jared store near East Townline Road and Milwaukee and used hammers to smash display cases. The group then made off with several diamonds.

The thieves escaped in a gray minivan. Witnesses said it may have been a Dodge or Chrysler van. No weapons besides the hammers were used in the robbery, police said.

No one was hurt in the robbery and the store has reopened.
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