Po­lice probe jew­elry theft

The Southern Berks News - - FRONT PAGE - By Tony Phyril­las

UNION TWP. » State po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the theft of nearly $22,000 worth of jew­elry from a town­ship home.

The vic­tim told state po­lice from the Read­ing sta­tion that the jew­elry went miss­ing while movers were in her res­i­dence on May 9.

The 69-year-old wo­man hired movers to pack her be­long­ings at her home on Hopewell Street, ac­cord­ing to a press re­lease is­sued by state po­lice.

The wo­man told po­lice she be­lieves one of the movers stole the jew­elry from the master bath­room of the home dur­ing the pack­ing phase of the move, the re­lease states.

Among the high-value jew­elry pieces re­ported miss­ing were a 17-inch-wide bead rope

neck­lace worth $10,000, a white gold di­a­mond 4-carat ten­nis bracelet val­ued at $6,000, a gold di­a­mond wed­ding ring val­ued at $4,550, and a 14-carat gold ring with ru­bies and di­a­monds val­ued at $1,300.

Po­lice did not name the mov­ing com­pany in­volved in the al­leged theft or if they have any sus­pects at this time.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing.

State po­lice from the Read­ing sta­tion pa­trol Union Town­ship, which doesn’t have its own po­lice force.

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