Naperville jewelry burglar gets 6 years in prison

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A Chicago man who pleaded guilty to robbing a Naperville jewelry story has been sentenced to six years in prison.

Joshua Captain, 24, of the 9100 block of South Drexel Avenue, pleaded guilty on June 29 and was sentenced on Friday. He will have to serve at least 50 percent of his sentence before becoming eligible for parole. He received credit for the 474 days he spent in DuPage County Jail.

The burglary occurred on June 1, 2020, during looting after an evening of protests following the murder of George Floyd by police.

According to a press release from the DuPage County State Attorney’s Office, police found broken windows at Naperville Jewelry and jewelry and jewelry boxes on the floor. Police found the captain standing behind a counter, rummaging through drawers and merchandise. When police searched the captain, they found hundreds of dollars in cash and several jewelry boxes in his pockets, police said.

In February 2018, the captain pleaded guilty in Kane County to aggravated theft for robbery in June 2017 in Aurora Township. He was sentenced to five years in prison.

The captain and another man were charged with pointing an 18-year-old man on the 400 block of Montgomery Road. The victim said she was in a garden when two men approached him. One of them pointed a handgun at him and asked him to empty his pockets or else they would shoot him. The victim had nothing in his pockets; one of the men then hit him on the head with an empty beer bottle.

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