Man charged with robbing department store, stealing jewelry in Gold Coast
Todd Howe, 51, of Elmwood Park, has been charged with robbing two Gold Coast businesses since January.
Howe is accused of shoplifting multiple items about 11:50 a.m. on Jan. 24 from a department store in the 900 block of North Michigan Avenue, police said. As he took the merchandise out of the store, he pointed a handgun at an employee.
He’s also charged with stealing a ring from a jewelry store about 1:50 p.m. on Feb. 23 in the same block, police said. An employee had been showing him the ring when he grabbed it out of her hand and ran out of the store.