Three Charged In Edgewater Jewelry Store Heist
Updated 10/10/12 – 6:49 p.m.
CHICAGO (STMW) — Two of three people charged with robbing an Edgewater jewelry store Monday afternoon were denied bond Wednesday, while the third was ordered held on $500,000.
Paris Starwalt, 23; Palo Brown, 30; and Felice Desilvia, 29, were charged with tying up a store clerk and robbing Bryn Mawr Jewelry Company in the 1100 block of West Bryn Mawr Avenue about 1:50 p.m. Monday, authorities said.
On Wednesday, Cook County Judge Laura Sullivan ordered Starwalt and Brown held without bond, Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokeswoman Tandra Simonton said. Desilvia was ordered held on $500,000 and all three will be back in court Oct. 15 in North Felony Court at 2452 W. Belmont.
A man and a woman posed as customers and asked a clerk to see a ring and watches from two separate cases, police said. When the employee returned with the jewelry, they were both pointing guns.
They then let another man into the store and used duct tape to bind the clerk to a chair in the back of the business, police said.
The female robber allegedly demanded a woman in the store hand over a cash box, and by the time police arrived, the robbers were taking jewelry from the cases, police claim.
The officers had responded to a call for a well-being check and called for backup upon seeing the robbery in progress, police said.
All three suspects fled out a back door, but were arrested after a short foot chase. No one was injured, and the stolen jewelry was recovered.
Starwalt, 23, of Mattoon, and Brown, 30, of the 2200 block of North Mobile Avenue, were charged with three counts each of armed robbery, while Desilvia, 29, of the 2600 block of West Chicago Avenue, was charged with two counts of armed robbery, according to a statement from police.
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