Couple convicted in Hinsdale jewelry store robbery

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From left to right: Tobias Diggs and Joshua McClellan | US Attorney’s Office

Two men have been convicted of federal charges related to the robbery of a Hinsdale jewelry store that yielded more than $200,000 in stolen goods.

Tobias Diggs of Chicago and Joshua McClellan of Oak Lawn were armed and masked when they allegedly stole several luxury brand watches from Razny Jewelers, 37 S. Washington St. in the western suburbs, according to federal prosecutors in Chicago.

On March 17, 2017, McClellan allegedly drove the getaway car — a Lexus SUV — while Diggs and two others entered the store and pointed a gun at a female employee, prosecutors said. After one of them tackled a store security guard, Diggs hit the employee with the gun and dragged her by the hair into a back room, while he and the others gained access to the store’s safe and stole the jewelry, prosecutors said.

They were sentenced Thursday after a six-day trial on all counts, including conspiracy to commit robbery, robbery, transporting stolen property and brandishing a weapon. fire in a violent crime, prosecutors said.

Diggs and McClellan were originally charged in 2018 after allegedly selling or disposing of some of the stolen jewelry in the Chicago area and Atlanta, Georgia.

Two other men participated in the robbery but were not convicted, prosecutors said. Marvon Hamberlin, 42, of Chicago, was also charged but remains a fugitive. A fourth person has not been identified.

The firearm charge carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. The counts of conspiracy and robbery each carry a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, while the charge of transporting stolen property carries a sentence of up to 10 years.

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