Vernon Hills police responded about 11:26 a.m. Monday, October 3, 2022 to a report of a smash and grab armed robbery at Z Fine Jewelry & Art, 511 Hawthorn Center in Vernon Hills.
UPDATE: An employee told police two suspects used hammers to break a jewelry case to steal an unknown quantity of jewelry. One suspect threatened an employee with a hammer when the employee called 911. No employees were injured.
The offenders are described as two males, unknown race, wearing dark hoodies and black masks.
Citizens with information are urged to contact the Vernon Hills Police Department Investigations Unit at 847-918-5601.
Police received an initial report that two offenders wearing all black with black COVID masks covering their faces smashed cases, and were armed with a hammer. The two suspects fled in a black Jeep Cherokee with Michigan license plates.
The Jeep Cherokee with the offenders was last seen northbound on Milwaukee Avenue from the Hawthorn Mall area.
The offenders were described as armed with a hammer.
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