A brazen daylight robbery of $1.5 million in jewelry may have been committed by a Colombian gang that travels the country committing similar expropriations.
The three or four men who approached the dealer did not say a word, but just grabbed his suitcases containing the jewelry. When the man resisted, they slashed his wrists and stabbed him in the thigh.
The dealer may have been followed to Chicago from Florida or that the crooks worked in teams, one following the victim in Florida and another team following him in Chicago.
The dealer was aware of the danger of thefts and took precautions to avoid them, including routinely checking his rental cars for tracking devices and driving in circuitous routes.