Half-million bail for jailed Oak Brook robber
A judge set bail at a half-million dollars for a Detroit man who tried to rob an Oak Brook jewelry store wielding a sledgehammer.
Levert Jones appeared in court Saturday in a wheelchair after sustaining injuries during the robbery when he was shot in the leg.
Jones, armed with a sledgehammer, and his two accomplices, who are still-at-large, walked into C.D. Peacock at the Oakbrook Center mall on June 22. They attempted to smash open a display case containing $3 million dollars in Rolex watches.
A security guard shot Jones in the leg while the others escaped. Jones is suspected to be a member of ring of smash-and-grab robbers who have attempted similar robberies in North Carolina and Missouri.
If Jones posts bond, he will have to remain in Illinois and wear a GPS monitor.