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Man Pleads Guilty To Attempted Jewelry Heist

$500K bail for suspect in Oakbrook mall incident Peacock store at the Oakbrook Center mall. According to police and prosecutors, Jones and two other men entered the store about 3:45 p.m. June 23. Jones used a sledgehammer to smash glass cases containing jewelry and high-end watches, police and prosecutors said. Ten customers and six employees were in the store at the time. A security guard ordered Jones at gunpoint to lie on the floor, but Jones tried to get up as the guard attempted to handcuff him and the guard then shot him, according to prosecutors. Oak Brook police and DuPage prosecutors initially said that Jones had been shot in the abdomen. The two other men escaped with no jewelry and fled the mall in a car they stole from the parking lot, authorities said.
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Goodwill Worker Says Hug Is Reward for Finding Jewelry in Huge Warehouse

A grandmother who works at a Goodwill warehouse said today that a hug was all the reward she needed for finding and returning $40,000 worth of Tiffany jewelry that was accidentally included in a box of donated clothes and household items. "She wanted to give me a reward, but the thank you and the hug was my reward," Bonnie Patton told ABCNews.com. Patton spoke a day after she met with Sandra Williams, but it was hard to say which woman was more excited that Patton found the gems in the football-sized warehouse in Burlingame, Calif. Patton, a grandmother of seven, was a temporary worker with Goodwill back in April when the alert went out that jewelry was possibly somewhere among the 25,000 items donated to the huge warehouse each day. She remembers "jumping for joy" when she spotted a small box containing a 1.75-carat diamond ring, as it fell out of one of thousands of garbage bags in the warehouse. That contrasted with the panic felt by Williams, a banking executive, as she desperately rummaged around her San Mateo apartment searching for her "irreplaceable and sentimental" heirloom pieces during renovations of her home in April. "I thought I'd hid it so well that even I couldn't find it or someone walked off with it," Williams said. At that time there was a construction crew entering Williams' home daily and she quickly moved to file reports with her insurance company and the police.
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