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$400,000 Jewelry Store Robbery in Chicago Leads to Federal Prison Terms

Among the items stolen were watches by Frederique Constant, Patek Phillipe and Tudor.




CHICAGO — A federal judge has sentenced two men to federal prison for stealing watches and jewelry at gunpoint from a suburban Chicago store.

About $400,000 in merchandise was taken from Razny Jewelers in Hinsdale, IL, in the March 17, 2017, crime.

A federal jury in 2020 convicted Tobias Diggs, of Chicago, and Joshua McClellan, of Oak Lawn, on robbery and firearm charges. Last week, U.S. District Judge Gary S. Feinerman sentenced Diggs to 11 years in federal prison and McClellan to eight years.

Among the items stolen were watches by Frederique Constant, Patek Phillipe and Tudor. The defendants later “sold, attempted to sell, or disposed of some of the stolen items” in the Chicago area and in Atlanta, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois.

Two other people allegedly participated in the robbery. Marvon Hamberlin, of Chicago, was indicted and is a fugitive.  A warrant has been issued for his arrest, according to the release. The fourth individual has not been identified.

According to evidence presented at trial, on the day of the heist, McClellan drove the getaway car – a Lexus SUV – while Diggs and the other robbers entered the store and pointed a gun at a female employee. After the unidentified robber tackled a store security guard, Diggs hit the female employee with the gun and dragged her by her hair to a back room, while he and the others gained accessed to the store’s safe and stole the jewelry.




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