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Police Searching For Stolen Jewelry Sold At Pawnshops, On Street Corners

Thieves strike Santa Ana jewelry business twice in a week

Police Search for Stolen Jewelry... Link Close Embed this video More videos (3 of 9) advertisement Fort Worth police are asking anyone who bought jewelry from two robbery suspects to contact police. Police say Joel Gaucin and Aaron Tafoya, both 18, robbed the Zales store at Hulen Street and Interstate 30 and then sold the stolen items at pawnshops and on street corners in the city's Northside. "These individuals were selling the jewelry on the street, in pawn shops or giving the jewelry as gifts to people in the area that they knew," Detective Brian Raynsford said. Gaucin and Tafoya were arrested following a tip. Investigators said security footage from Zales shows Gaucin calmly walking from counter to counter with a gun in his hand on Sept. 27 as clerks filled several bags with jewelry. Tafoya was waiting outside in the getaway car, police said.
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Jewelry Confiscated From Former Russian Official

Leslie Vargas says 12 years of hard work are is gone, along with money needed not only to pay bills, but to send her to college. Related Content Story: $200K+ in jewelry recovered in burglary arrests It's the second time the Vargases were hit in less than a week. The first time was on September 17. Police allege 43-year-old Pedro Lugo and 28-year-old Jesus Garfias entered the same way, through the mall roof, and stole about $200,000 worth of gold jewelry from three businesses. Santa Ana police arrested the men near the mall and recovered the jewelry. "We believe that they're picking on businesses like this because they can go to these 'buy my gold' places, they can melt down the gold and they get a lot of money that way," said Santa Ana Police Corporal Anthony Bertagna.
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Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin webblog said Friday that the jewelry, worth more than 126 million rubles ($3.9 million), was discovered at the home of Yevgenia Vasilyeva and "returned to the state." Vasilyeva was charged in 2012 with fraud related to the sale of military assets, then said to be worth about $11 million. Russia's military investigators announced Tuesday that they are now estimating the total damage at about 3 billion rubles ($93 million). Vasilyeva is a close ally of former Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, who was ousted President Vladimir Putin. The nation's military establishment has been haunted by corruption accusations for years. Join the Discussion You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
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