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To Catch a Jewel Thief

By Timmy Watson in News on Nov 12, 2006 6:54PM

As we get closer to the Holiday season we are seeing more and more stories on crime in the area. One jeweler on the North Side decided to do something about it.

Jose Torres was at his store, Omar Jewelry, when one of the employees told him one of the two men was stealing. Jewelry shops are interesting, in that a good majority of them requires someone working to buzz people in and out. Torres decided, no one was leaving. He contacted the police a few times, it took them thirty minutes to get there. The Sun Times article gets a little murky at this point.

06_11_12_robber.gifEvidently, also in the store at the time was Torres' mother. We are guessing the two men weren't quite sure why no one could leave, but were getting obviously antsy to leave. They asked Torres if he could let them out and he said no. Torres' mother then searched the accused and found the jewelry. The men then offered to pay for the jewelry. Torres again said no and they waited. Finally, the police came and took the two men into custody.