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Smash-and-Grab Robbers Hit Store in an Illinois Mall October 04, 2022 (0 comments)


Vernon Hills, Ill--Smash-and-grab robbers hit a jewelry store Monday morning in a mall in Vernon Hills, a suburb north of Chicago, according to a local news report.

Police reportedly said the robbers used hammers to break glass display cases at Z Fine Jewelry in Hawthorn Mall after it opened for business. One suspect threatened an employee with a hammer when they called 911, police said, as reported by ABC 7 Chicago.

The two suspects were last seen wearing dark hoodies and black masks driving towards Milwaukee Avenue in a dark SUV, police said.

Police said it's unclear how much jewelry was taken. No one was hurt in the incident.

Vernon Hills police are asking anyone with information about the robbery to contact the investigations department at 847-918-5601.

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