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Jewelry robbery


#1

On Nov 7, my parents were victims of a robbery in which the
burgular(s) stole quite a bit of jewelry… Do you have any
suggestions/ideas/leads on how this stuff gets back to the trade?
I would like to try to get something back as many of the pieces
hold a great deal of sentimental value.

Please reply to @mfine

Thanks in advance,

Mitzi Fine


#2

Keep checking local pawn shops. Looks in their cases even if
they say they didn’t receive it. You may have to buy it back. I
am aware of one freind who had to involve the police to retreive
a stolen item from a jeweler who bought it off the street.

Mark P.


#3
    Do you have any suggestions/ideas/leads on how this stuff
gets back to the trade? I would like to try to get something
back as many of the pieces hold a great deal of sentimental
value.

Unless the pieces were well documented, there is little hope of
recovery, unless yousee someone wearing a piece.

There are so many variables that it is hard to speculate. We
don’t know if they poped the stones out and sold the stones and
metal seperately (least likely) or try to sell them to a hock
shop(just a little bit more likely) or simply sold them as is,
most likely.

If they get caught for another robbery some stuff may get
recovered. Try to give the police as complete a list as
possible. A good practice is to have photographic and/or video
records of valuables.

You’re born. You grow up. You become your parents. You die.

Bobert


#4

Unless the pieces were well documented, there is little hope

Unfortunately even documentation doesn’t help much. I once had
an attache case full of my work stolen from my car after doing a
show and stopping for dinner. Since all the work was my own they
all had my name on them AND I had the original drawings from
which the pieces were made. When I reported the loss to the
police who were annoyed with my bothering them to the extent of
not even wanting me to leave the photocopies of the
drawings…but I insisted. I knew right then that unless I
found the stuff myself I’d never see them again. I wish I had been
wrong. Hope you have better luck. Sol K.