Armed robbers strike Lincoln Park jewelry store

Chicago Area North detectives are looking for three individuals, two men and a woman, who managed to pull off a robbery in an extremely congested area of Lincoln Park—no small feat.

They managed to get off with an estimated $200,000 worth of rare jewels, and they did this without a lot of people noticing.

Chicago detectives have been with the store clerks trying to pull up evidence, trying to pull up fingerprints and looking at surveillance video.

Given that police have no detailed description on the robbers, it seems that they pulled off the heist with some degree of discretion, perhaps working together in a brazen robbery.

Chicago Police say the three robbers walked into Holtzmann’s jewelry store at 2304 N. Clark Street at about 1 p.m. Friday afternoon. Investigators say they brandished weapons, loaded up with the jewels and tied the store employees in the basement.

People in the neighborhood are absolutely stunned that this could happen in broad daylight. But it did—the robbers managed to leave the scene without a lot of witnesses and without being identified.

The people that were tied up in the basement fortunately were not injured. They managed to break loose and call police.

Holtzmann’s is now shut down temporarily. At this point, no suspects are in custody.

This is a developing story.

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