Gentleman steals $12,500 necklace from Orland Park jewellery retail store, sells it for a portion of the selling price: law enforcement

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A Chicago male is accused of stealing a $12,500 necklace from a jewelry retail outlet in Orland Square Shopping mall past summer season.

On June 19, 2021, Orland Park police responded to Zevar Jewelers in Orland Sq. Shopping mall for a report of a suspect who grabbed a necklace and fled the mall.

Through the investigation, officers established that the offender came into the keep and showed desire in the necklace. He remaining the keep and returned on two much more situations to inquire about the identical necklace.

In the course of his third check out to the store, the suspect gave a pretend name and telephone range and requested to see the necklace again, law enforcement mentioned.

The suspect was handed the necklace for viewing. At that time, he attempted it on and ran out of the retailer, fleeing from the mall in an older design Pontiac minivan.

Detectives determined that the suspect was allegedly associated in related jewelry retail store thefts at other Chicagoland place malls.

Orland Park law enforcement coordinated with other agencies wherever thefts happened and identified that Norridge police had evidence at their criminal offense scene, which led to the favourable identification of the suspect, 29-yr-old Aaron Hicks.

Aaron Hicks, 29 | Credit score: Orland Park Law enforcement Office

It was afterwards learned that Hicks allegedly bought the stolen necklace from Zevar Jewelers for a fraction of the worth. 

Hicks was arrested on Dec. 24 by Chicago law enforcement when responding to a domestic disturbance get in touch with.

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He was transported to Department 1 Courthouse wherever he was held on a $20,000 bond.

His following courtroom date is scheduled for Jan. 12.

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