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3 in custody after Edgewater jewelry store holdup, store worker tied

A jewelry store in the Edgewater neighborhood was held up at gunpoint this afternoon, police said.

The heist occurred at 2:35 p.m. in the 1100 block of West Bryn Mawr Avenue on the Far North Side, said police. Officers initially responded to a well-being check, according to a police source.

No one was taken to a hospital, said Chicago Fire Department Media Affairs Director Larry Langford.

News Affairs Officer Joshua Purkiss said there were victims inside the jewelry store during the robbery but none was injured.

As of 4:30 p.m. three people were being questioned and police have recovered some of the proceeds from the robbery, Purkiss said.

At least two robbers tied up a jewelry store staffer during the holdup, said Aamir Ali who works at the Dunkin’ Donuts next door at 1127 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.

Ali said he saw officers with their guns drawn waiting at the front door of the jewelry store and the robbers were apprehended after leading police on a chase through a back alley.

“They went after them in the alley,’’ said Ali, who said some pursuing officers were in their vehicles.

No charges have been filed as of 6:50 p.m., according to police News Affairs Sgt. Antoinette Ursitti.

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