By Ryan Haggerty
9:34 PM EST, November 18, 2012
A Chicago woman pulled on a ski mask before her accomplice fired a stun gun about 15 times at a 55-year-old woman on a Bucktown street last month, allowing the pair to allegedly steal the woman's $40,000 engagement ring and $200 in cash, prosecutors said today.
The woman who wore the ski mask had good reason to conceal her identity -- the victim was her mother, prosecutors said in Cook County bond court.
Julie P. Franck was arrested Friday and charged with armed robbery in connection with the Oct. 9 attack outside her mother's home in the 1700 block of North Marshfield Avenue, according to court documents.
Cook County Judge Edward Harmening ordered Franck, who is pregnant, held in lieu of $300,000 bail. Prosecutors did not say whether the second suspect had been arrested.
A witness was able to pull off Franck's ski mask before Franck and the other suspect drove off in a Smart Car after the robbery, prosecutors said.
Franck and the other suspect are accused of stealing credit and debit cards from Franck's mother, in addition to her 3.5-carat diamond ring and cash, according to court documents.
Franck's mother was treated for her injuries at Resurrection St. Mary of Nazareth Hospital and released, according to court documents.