Gold thefts prompt police to monitor sellers

Gold thefts prompt police to monitor sellers

Lynne Steren on June 24 holds some of the jewelry that was returned to her after a new ordinance in a Milwaukee suburb helped track down the man who took it from her East Troy, Wis., home.
Law enforcement and local governments are scrambling to shut down a shadow industry that has grown around the booming gold business nationwide: thefts targeting jewelry that can be converted into quick cash at the many local gold-buying shops. Milwaukee passed an ordinance this summer to help police spot stolen jewelry being sold before it was too late to recover.
This June 24, 2010, photo shows some of Lynne Steren’s recovered jewelry in a her East Troy, Wis., home.

Gold thefts prompt police to monitor sellers

Lynne Steren on June 24 holds some of the jewelry that was returned to her after a new ordinance in a Milwaukee suburb helped track down the man who took it from her East Troy, Wis., home.
Law enforcement and local governments are scrambling to shut down a shadow industry that has grown around the booming gold business nationwide: thefts targeting jewelry that can be converted into quick cash at the many local gold-buying shops. Milwaukee passed an ordinance this summer to help police spot stolen jewelry being sold before it was too late to recover.
This June 24, 2010, photo shows some of Lynne Steren’s recovered jewelry in a her East Troy, Wis., home.
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