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2 Men Sentenced to Prison for Robbing Chicago Jewelry Store

CrimeMar 15, 2022

2 Men Sentenced to Prison for Robbing Chicago Jewelry Store

They stole more than $400,000 in merchandise during the March 2017 robbery.

Chicago—Two men have been sentenced to prison for stealing jewelry and watches at gunpoint from a suburban Chicago jewelry store. 

According to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois, Tobias Diggs (28) and Joshua McClellan (32) robbed Razny Jewelers in Hinsdale, Illinois, the morning of March 27, 2017. 

They stole more than $400,000 in merchandise, including luxury watches from Frederique Constant, Patek Philippe, and Tudor. 

The men later sold, attempted to sell, or disposed of some of the stolen items in both the Chicago area and Atlanta, Georgia. 

A federal jury convicted Diggs and McClellan on robbery and firearm charges in 2020. 

Diggs has now been sentenced to 11 years in federal prison and McClellan to eight years. 

The Attorney’s Office also noted two other individuals were allegedly involved in the robbery. Marvon Hamberlin was indicted but is a fugitive with a warrant out for his arrest, while the fourth individual has yet to be identified. 

According to evidence presented at trial, they planned the robbery of Razny Jewelers in advance. 

McClellan drove the getaway car, while Diggs and the others entered the store and pointed a gun at a female employee. 

After the unidentified robber tackled a store security guard, Diggs hit the female employee with the gun and dragged her by her hair to a back room, while he and the others gained accessed to the store’s safe and stole the jewelry.

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Brecken Branstratoris the senior editor, gemstones at National Jeweler, covering sourcing, pricing and other developments in the colored stone sector.
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