Jewelry Crime Stories: Week of March 18

A roundup of jewelry crime stories from the past week:

City Workers Sell Jewelry Found in Sewers

Modesto, Calif. Police performing routine checks for stolen goods found that Modesto city workers sold $2,500 worth of jewelry found in city sewers, according to a local news report on March 21. The men frequently sold the tarnished pieces to Modesto Gold, Jewelry and Coin. Police are reviewing the city’s policy to determine if the workers actually committed a crime. 

Siblings Charged with Jewelry Robbery

Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Darnell J. Harris, 25, and Mariah M. Harris, 19, were arrested on March 21 for robbing Heins Jewelers on May 21, 2012, according to the Columbus Dispatch. The brother and sister allegedly stole thousands of dollars of jewelry and cash. If found guilty, the duo could face up to 20 years in prison and $250,000 in fines. 

Florida Jewelry Store Robbed at Gunpoint

Jupiter, Fla. On March 23, Neece Jewelers & Gallery was robbed at gunpoint. Two suspects smashed display cases and stole an unknown amount of jewelry. One man was armed with a semi-automatic handgun. The men, who fled in a white vehicle, are still on the loose.