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Oakbrook Center Mall Robbery Suspect Held on $500K Bail

The 25-year-old Detroit man is charged with one count of attempted armed robbery for the sledgehammer incident at Oakbrook Center's C. D. Peacock.

Surveillance footage from CD Peacock in Oakbrook Center Mall shows the robbery suspects entering the store June 23. (Credit: Oak Brook Police)
Surveillance footage from CD Peacock in Oakbrook Center Mall shows the robbery suspects entering the store June 23. (Credit: Oak Brook Police)
The Detroit man accused of trying to rob a jewelry store at Oakbrook Center with a sledgehammer in broad daylight is being held on $500,000 bond after appearing in DuPage County court Friday.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Levert Jones, 25, is facing one count of attempted armed robbery and must post the minimum required 10 percent ($50,000) to be released. If he makes bail, he will have to wear a GPS device.

His next court date is July 22, the paper said.

The DuPage County State's Attorney's Office says that on June 23 at around 3:45 p.m. Jones and two accomplices entered the mall's C. D. Peacock store, where Jones pulled out a sledgehammer and began smashing a glass jewelry case.

According to the Associated Press, an in-store security guard held Jones at gunpoint and attempted to apprehend him, but when the defendant tried to resist arrest, the guard shot him in the abdomen.

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    Two other suspects remain at large after escaping in a stolen vehicle. The men are described as black males around 30 years old, one 5'9" and about 230 pounds with a black T-shirt and a tattoo on the right side of his neck, and other, 5'11" and 160 pounds with a large beard and a white T-shirt.

    WGNTV reports that Jones is suspected to be part of a ring of smash-and-grab robbers responsible for crimes as far away as North Carolina and Missouri.

    Read more at the Chicago Tribune and CBS Local websites.

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