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Jewelry Store Owner Shot in Illinois Robbery

He was reportedly in critical condition at an area hospital.

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A store co-owner was left with critical injuries after being shot during a robbery at Reichman Jewelers in Oak Lawn, IL.

Three men with guns entered the store Friday afternoon and disarmed a security guard, CBS Chicago reported. They then smashed display cases and started grabbing merchandise. (Scroll down to watch a news video about the robbery.)

At that point, “A store employee emerged from the rear of the store and confronted the offenders who shot the employee twice,” police stated.

ABC7 reported that the victim was a co-owner of the store.

The gunshots reportedly hit the co-owner in the chest and wrist. He “is said to be in critical condition, but is speaking and is expected to survive,” ABC7 reported Friday.

Police are still looking for the suspects, who were wearing masks and drove away in a silver sedan.

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