Second arrest made in suburban jewelry store heist

Pictured is Michael Nichols, 40, of Griffith, Ind. (Arlington Heights PD )

A second arrest has been made in an armed robbery that occurred at a suburban jewelry store early last year. 

Michael Nichols, 40, of Griffith, Ind., was arrested Feb. 5 on one count of armed robbery, a Class X felony. 

The robbery occurred in January 2023 at a jewelry store in the Downtown Business District in Arlington Heights.

Arlington Heights police say masked suspects went into the store armed with weapons, smashed multiple jewelry cases and stole high-end pieces of jewelry. 

The investigation into the jewelry heist was turned over to the Criminal Investigation Bureau. On Nov. 2, 2023, 27-year-old Cornell E. Martinez was arrested after being identified as one of the suspects in the armed robbery. 

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Nichols' detention hearing was set for Feb. 8. His next status hearing is set for March 1, 2024.