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Half-million bail for jailed Oak Brook robber

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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.

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