Armed robbers shoot jewelry store employee: police

Police have released this surveillance image of a silver sedan wanted in connection with an armed robbery. Photo credit Oak Lawn Police

(WBBM NEWSRADIO) — An employee at an Oak Lawn jewelry story was shot Friday during an armed robbery, police said.

Three masked gunmen entered Reichman Jewelers, 4439 W. 95th St., around 2 p.m. and disarmed a security guard before breaking glass display cases and taking jewelry, police said.

When an employee came out from the rear of the store to confront them, he was shot twice. The employee was in critical but stable condition, authorities said.

The robbers fled in a silver four-door sedan. Police released a surveillance image of the vehicle.

No further information was available. Police urge anyone with information to call (708) 907-4051.

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