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Woman on parole in Zion luxury jewelry store robbery caught with gun

Felice A. Desilvia, 39, of Chicago.

A woman on federal parole for armed robbery of a jewelry store has been arrested after she was found in Zion with a gun, prosecutors said.

Felice A. Desilvia, 39, of Chicago was charged with two counts of unlawful use of an aggravated weapon.

Lake County Assistant State Attorney Eduardo Zermeno said police enforced a vehicle closure in Zion around 9:30 a.m. on April 1.

The police ignored the stop sign and found the car.

The car was driven by DeSilvia’s boyfriend, who does not have a valid driver’s license.

Zermeno said police agreed to search the vehicle and found a wallet in the back seat.

In the wallet was a Walther pistol with a magazine loaded with 6 rounds.

Desilvia admitted that the gun and wallet belonged to her, Zermeno said.

Desilvia does not have a valid firearms owner identification card or concealed carry license.

In 2014, Desilvia pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to obstruct, delay, and influence a business transaction by robbery. And one count of her having used, carried and brandished a firearm during a violent crime.

She was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison, 3 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay more than $200,000 in damages.

The case stemmed from Desilvia and two other suspects carrying out armed robberies targeting jewelry stores in Chicago and Lake Forest, resulting in the theft of more than $300,000 in jewelry. said the federal prosecutor.

Lake County Judge George Pappas has ordered DeSylvia to be held in bond for $100,000 in her latest lawsuit.

Desilvia remains in custody at Lake County Jail and will have to put up $10,000 in cash to be released.

She is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on May 11.


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