Naperville jewelry store burglar gets 6 years in prison

  • Joshua Captain

    Joshua Captain

Updated 9/20/2021 12:51 PM

A Chicago man who pleaded guilty to burglarizing a Naperville jewelry story has been sentenced to six years in prison.

Joshua Captain, 24, of the 9100 block of South Drexel Avenue, pleaded guilty on June 29 and was sentenced Friday. He will have to serve at least 50 percent of his sentence before becoming eligible for parole. He received credit for the 474 days he has been in the DuPage County jail.


The burglary occurred June 1, 2020, during looting that occurred after an evening of protests following the murder of George Floyd by police.

According to a news release from the DuPage County state's attorney's office, police found broken windows at Naperville Jewelry and jewelry and jewelry boxes on the floor. Police found Captain standing behind a counter, rummaging through drawers and merchandise. When police searched Captain, they found hundreds of dollars of cash, and several jewelry boxes, in his pockets, according to police.

In February 2018, Captain pleaded guilty in Kane County to aggravated robbery for a June 2017 robbery in Aurora Township. He was sentenced to five years in prison.

Captain and another man were accused of sticking up an 18-year-old man on the 400 block of Montgomery Road. The victim said he was in a backyard when two men approached him. One pointed a handgun at him and demanded he empty his pockets, or they would shoot him. The victim did not have anything in his pockets; one of the men then hit him in the head with an empty beer bottle.

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