Armed Robbery Reported at La Grange Jewelry Store

Armed robbery reported at Linnea Jewelry Thursday, Dec. 12.

The following message is from the La Grange Police Department:

A little before noon on Thursday, December 12, 2013 two men entered Linnea Jewelers, 23 S. Ashland in La Grange, IL.  The men announced a robbery and then gathered to the two store employees together.  Both suspects displayed handguns and obtained the keys to locked display cases.  They then began to remove the contents from the display cases which contained various objects such as rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets. 

The two men then exited the store and fled in a vehicle.  The store employees called 9-1-1 and described the two offenders and described their vehicle as well, including the direction of travel.  La Grange Police Officers responded and checked the surrounding area and the vehicle was located, unoccupied about 10 blocks away on a dead-end street.  It is likely that the suspects entered another vehicle to complete their getaway.  The getaway car left on the dead-end street by the suspects was a stolen vehicle from one of the south suburbs.

Neither store employee was injured; cash and jewelry were taken in this armed robbery. 

Bill December 12, 2013 at 10:14 PM
Was there a video? Can you share the descriptions?
Charlotte Eriksen (Editor) December 13, 2013 at 12:04 AM
Bill, that is verbatim—all we got at this point. If you were there (readers) and have descriptions, please feel free to share them! (and with police, of course)
Jason C. Venckus December 13, 2013 at 08:45 AM
I was there about an hour before it happened but I don't remember seeing anything suspicious at the time.
Ed December 14, 2013 at 08:03 AM
Something awfully strange about this whole incident. Nothing on any of the local news channels and the police are not releasing any information. You would think they would solicit the public for anything they saw during this incident. It has gone away very quickly. Many times when there is this much silence, someone botched up.
Mike Worrell December 16, 2013 at 12:54 PM
Hope those fellas had valid FOID cards.


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