Police: Man uses hammer to take $40K in gold from Pilsen pawn shop

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Police are investigating after a man stole around $40,000 in gold from a Pilsen pawn shop Wednesday morning.

Police said a man in dark clothing entered the Cash America store in the 2300-block of W. Cermak and used a hammer to shatter a display case just before 10 a.m.

The shop owner told police the man got away with about $40,000 worth of gold, police said.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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