Two Men in Ski Masks Rob Helzberg Diamonds at Gunpoint

Oak Brook police are asking anyone with information to contact them.

Two armed men robbed Helzberg Diamonds, 3031 Butterfield Road in Oak Brook, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, according to Oak Brook police.

The two men walked into the jewelry store, at Oak Brook Promenade, wearing ski masks. One man displayed a handgun, while the second man used a baseball bat to smash a glass display case, police said. They both grabbed jewelry from the case, then fled on foot, heading northbound towards Butterfield Road.

One man was wearing a purple hooded sweatshirt, black jacket, blue jeans and tan boots. The second offender was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black jacket, yellow gloves, blue jeans and black shoes.

The case is under investigation and no other information is available. Police are asking anyone who may have seen something suspicious or may have additional information to contact the Oak Brook Police Department at (630) 368-8700, or email crimetips@oak-brook.org. 

Fred Savage December 15, 2013 at 03:41 AM
Don't they know it is illegal to carry a gun in IL? As long as liberal lawmakers keep citizens unarmed in IL this will happen more often.
Mike Worrell December 15, 2013 at 09:12 AM
My thoughts exactly. How could these robbers have guns? Don't they know about the FOID card requirement?
Pat December 15, 2013 at 10:12 AM
All the bad guys will always be able to have guns...that's just the way our justice system works. So how about having an armed guard at the entrance of jewelry stores..he would notice anything suspicious before the offender enters the store. Just saying......
blow hard j.c. December 15, 2013 at 11:04 AM
Pat who is going to pay for that?
Pat December 15, 2013 at 12:37 PM
Jewelry stores make plenty of money. If you truly want your gems and employees safe, you will hire an armed guard.
D L December 15, 2013 at 01:40 PM
If you are a Jewelry store, you can't afford NOT to have a security guard !!!!
Fred Savage December 15, 2013 at 04:13 PM
An owner could afford a Remington shotgun and take care of things himself...and in most states that is how it works. Not in libtard utopia Illinois where law abiding citizens are at the mercy of armed thugs and those of us who won't play victim will someday be in court for defending ourselves.
Timothy Manders December 16, 2013 at 09:19 AM
Better to be judged by twelve than carried by six.


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