wedding

Groom’s van, bride’s purse stolen on wedding night

WXYZ — It was far from an ideal end to a wedding day that was already altered by COVID-19 precautions.

A newlywed couple held a socially distanced reception in a family member’s Livonia backyard. Everyone had a good time, with safety top of mind.

But little did the bride and groom know, a thief was lurking nearby.

They found out the hard way.

When it was time to leave the reception the groom’s cargo van was nowhere to be found.

The Ford Transit-250 was stolen from Pollyanna Street near Farmington and 6 Mile roads.

Along with the van, the thief took off with the bride’s purse, phone and other belongings.

The couple would like to remain unnamed to maintain some privacy during this exciting yet troubling time.

They’re hoping the Motor City can come together to provide them with one last wedding gift: help bring their van home.

A report

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jewelry

Sheriff’s office searches for owners of possibly stolen jewelry from decade ago

EL RENO, Okla. (KFOR) – A mystery in Canadian County. 

“After a period of time, we’ve got to do something with it and that time is now,” said Lt. Jerry Hendrick with the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office. 

Two years ago, Lt. Hendrick took over the evidence and property division for the county. 

One of his tasks is organizing the property room and working to return items that were stolen or lost. 

“We just find more and more stuff!” he said. 

It’s not an easy job, some of it has been around since the 70s. 

His most recent venture, finding the owners of 180 pieces of jewelry. 

The stash is worth about $4,000. 

“This over here it looks like it’s all costume, some gold chains, or gold colored chains along with some pearls and things of that nature,” said Lt. Hendrick. 

He thinks at least part of the haul came from

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Polk woman tried to sell stolen ring back to jewelry store, police say

Amy Gehrt
 
| The Ledger

A 47-year-old Lake Wales woman is facing felony charges of grand theft and dealing in stolen property after she tried to sell a stolen ring back to the jewelry store from which it was taken during a July burglary, according to the Winter Haven Police Department.

Alice Lavern Henry took the ring, which was from the Simon G. collection, to Griner’s Jewelry, located at 195 Ave. A NW in Winter Haven, around 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 28, and asked a clerk if the store would be interested in buying the ring, WHPD spokesperson Jamie Brown said in a news release Monday.

The clerk asked Henry where she had gotten the ring, and Henry replied that she found it while using a metal detector to hunt for treasure on a beach in the Panhandle, Brown said. 

However, when the clerk inspected the ring, it showed none

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Police Report $1M in Jewelry Stolen from Georgia Kay Jewelers Store

Police say $1 million worth of jewelry has been stolen from a store in coastal Georgia.

WTOC-TV reports the heist took place before dawn Friday at Kay Jewelers in Hinesville.

Officers responded to an alarm at the store, but walked around the building and looked through the windows and saw nothing wrong.

Police say they called the store manager to come and reset the alarm and inspect the store, but the manager declined.

When employees arrived Friday morning, they found a hole in the roof and the store’s safe broken open and emptied.

Investigators say they’re examining similar burglaries at other jewelry stores in Georgia and neighboring states.

Kay Jewelers is a unit of Signet Jewelers Ltd., a Bermuda-incorporated company that describes itself as the world’s largest retailer of diamond jewelry, with more than 2,900 stores.

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