Great timing leads to jewelry recovery
Good timing led to the owner of stolen jewelry finding her items at a precious-metal exchange business on Friday, Jan. 25.
As the Fernie Place resident entered the Victoria Street business, two men had just concluded a sale and were leaving as the woman recognized her items.
Police were called, but the men had fled.
Descriptions were taken and, a short time later, an RCMP officer saw a man fitting one of the descriptions in a Money Mart on the North Shore, trying to cash a cheque he had received from a pawn shop.
The man was arrested and later released from custody after signing a promissory document to be in court when a date is set to deal with possible charges.
RCMP are recommending charges of possession of stolen property.
The theft occurred on Thursday, Jan. 24, when the house was empty.
Jewelry valued at $30,000 was stolen from a Fernie Place house inthe Guerin Creek area.