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Trio charged with Stealing Nearly $20K in Jewelry

Three men have been charged with breaking into a Costco store in north suburban Mettawa, (Illinois) Saturday and stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry, police said.

Joseph D. Page, 24; Cortez R. Morrow, 37; and Clarence D. Blanchard, 26, are each charged with felony counts of burglary, criminal damage to property and possession of burglary tools, according to a statement from the Lake County sheriff’s office.

Deputies responded to a burglary alarm about 2:20 AM at the Costco, 25901 N. Riverwoods Road in Mettawa, the sheriff’s office said. They arrived to find broken glass and a security door propped open.

While the deputies and officers from neighboring police agencies worked to establish a perimeter around the store, Illinois State Police received a call about three men running eastbound across the Tri-State Tollway nearby, according to the sheriff’s office… ABC7 Chicago

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