Gloved Gunmen Grab Gold

Armed Robbers knock off gold store in takeover robbery, police say.

Armed robbers knocked off a gold store on May 25, stealing about $3,000 worth of gold, Oak Lawn police said.

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An employee at MGB Cash for Gold at 9540 S. Cicero Ave., said she noticed two black men attempt to enter the store through a locked door around 2:30 p.m.

When the men reached the entry door, the employee said both were wearing gloves, which they didn’t have on before. The two walked up to her as she sat working at her desk.

Pointing a black handgun at the employee, the robbers ordered her to get down on the floor. Police said both robbers grabbed the gold that had come into the store that day.

The robbers rifled through the desk drawers looking for more gold and money, the report said. Ordering the employee not to move, they left the store. Police said the employee did not see which direction they headed in.

The robbers got away with a manila envelope filled with $3,000 worth of gold.

A witness told police that he saw a powder blue Mitsubishi traveling eastbound on 95th Street.

Both robbers were described as male blacks in their twenties; only one of them was armed. The unarmed robber’s hair was done up in braids. The two were carrying backpacks and wearing gloves, police said.

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Ron Williams June 07, 2012 at 05:57 PM
I was so glad to get these cash for gold stores in Oaklawn (sarcasm), I thought maybe they would deter the bank robbers, but since we are averaging a bank robbery per week lately, apparently we just gave thieves more places to hold up.
Ron Williams June 07, 2012 at 06:00 PM
I would not be surprised if the loot is already cashed in at another cash for gold store, I hope they gave their business to one of our other wonderful such establishments!


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