Oak Brook jewelry store robbery suspect pleads not guilty Monday

OAK BROOK – A man who was shot while allegedly attempting to rob a jewelry store at Oak Brook Center with a sledgehammer last month pleaded not guilty Monday at the DuPage County Courthouse.

Levert Jones, 24, of Detroit was shot in the abdomen by an armed security guard during the confrontation June 23 at C.D. Peacock, Oak Brook police said.

Two other men were with Jones at the time and are still at large. Police said those two men fled in a black Jeep Liberty and are described as black men in their 20s or early 30s.

Jones is being held on a $500,000 bond. His next court appearance is July 29.