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Repeated Thefts Force Chicago Jewelry Store to Shut Down After Three Decades March 07, 2024 (0 comments)


Chicago, IL--A jewelry store on North Harlem Avenue in Chicago's Dunning neighborhood was robbed on August 23, marking the second robbery this year after a January incident.

[Video screengrab via ABC]

Per a report in ABC, Chicago Police said that the robbery at Adam's Jewelry Center was recorded on the store's surveillance, showing two men taking jewelry before fleeing in a gray car. The incident has prompted the store's owners to shut down after three decades in business.

The surveillance video captured one man entering the store to inquire about chains, followed by another man who assisted in the theft. The robbers quickly left the scene, leaving employees in distress.

Store manager Halina Gielczynska recounted being physically assaulted during the robbery, adding to the trauma experienced by the staff. 

"He jumped over the counter. He pushed me to the wall. I bumped from the wall to opposite side. I start bleeding from my nose, and I wasn't sure if he had a weapon or not. What was going to happen to us next?" Gielczynska said in the report.

The January burglary occurred after hours, and the robbers broke display cases and stole valuable jewelry. These consecutive crimes have led to the decision to close the store permanently. 

"What do you think?" Gielczynska added. "It's like a little bit more than a month and we are again in trouble. How often are we going to get robbed?"

Learn more in the report in ABC.

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