Jewelry store owner, 72, found in his underwear after being beaten, abducted and robbed in Niles

NILES (FOX 32) -- The Niles police department are looking for three men who robbed an elderly man and beat him while he was only wearing underwear. 

Police say Saturday at approximately 3:00 a.m., the Chicago Police Department 16th District contacted the Niles Police Department regarding a robbery victim who had been found in Chicago, but who had been robbed in Niles.

Officers conducting a patrol of the Edgebrook Golf Course in the 6100 block of Central Avenue, Chicago, located a 72 year old male from Niles in his underwear. The victim appeared to have been beaten. The Chicago Fire Department transported the victim to Resurrection Hospital for treatment.

Niles Officers interviewed the victim at the hospital. The victim told police earlier in the evening he was showing jewelry from his jewelry store to clients in a Des Plaines bar.  At some point in the night he left to go to his apartment in the 8100 block of Milwaukee. When the victim parked in his parking spot he was attacked by three males wearing masks and armed with baseball bats. The Offenders abducted the victim, taking his jewelry, clothing and keys to his apartment and business. At some point the victim was dumped by the offenders in the golf course in Chicago. 

Police say is an isolated incident and it is believed that the victim was specifically targeted. The Niles Police Department is currently investigating this incident. If anyone has information or was in the area of where the alleged robbery occurred, you are asked to contact the Niles Police Department Detective Bureau at 847-588-6500.