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Jewelry Store Owner Shot in Illinois Robbery

He was reportedly in critical condition at an area hospital.




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.

Watch the video:



Moving Up — Not Out — with Wilkerson

Trish Parks has always wanted to be in the jewelry business and that passion has fueled her success. The original Corinth Jewelers opened in the Mississippi town of the same name in 2007. This year, Parks moved her business from its original strip mall location to a 10,000-square foot standalone store. To make room for fresh, new merchandise, she asked Wilkerson to organize a moving sale. “What I remember most about the sale is the outpouring excitement and appreciation from our customers,” says Parks. Would she recommend Wilkerson to other jewelers? “I would recommend Wilkerson because they came in, did what they were supposed to and made us all comfortable. And we met our goals.”

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