In Cohasset, a $100k jewelry theft
COHASSET — Police want area pawnshops to be on the lookout for more than $100,000 in jewelry stolen from a Jerusalem Road home earlier this month.
The pieces include a 14-karat yellow gold ring set with 22 diamonds in a zig-zag pattern, and two gold charm bracelets each loaded with 24 charms, including replicas of the Taj Mahal, US Capitol, and the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. Also stolen were numerous freshwater pearl bracelets and necklaces, gold earrings and bracelets, and a silver bracelet “adorned with a crucifix and Blessed Mother charm.”
“We get robberies sporadically [in Cohasset], but nothing to this magnitude in a while,” said Police Chief Mark DeLuca.
DeLuca said the homeowner noticed “a few things looked out of place” when he got home at about 4:30 p.m. May 4 and called police. After taking an inventory of the house’s contents, police found that two computers and more than $100,000 in jewelry were missing.
“They were pretty neat,” DeLuca said of the burglar or burglars. “They didn’t mess up the house. It’s a beautiful home.”
Police estimate the break-in occurred between 9:15 and 11:45 a.m. that day.
The house is at the far end of Jerusalem Road, near where Hingham, Hull, and Cohasset touch and across from a Greek Orthodox church. The home is set back from the road with a view of Straits Pond.
Town records show the Colonial-style house was built in 1999 and is assessed at more than $1 million. The homeowner did not want to comment on the break-in.
DeLuca said police recovered fingerprints from the scene and are waiting for them to be processed by the lab at the Plymouth district attorney’s office. That could take from two weeks to a month, he said.
In the meantime, police have circulated photos and descriptions of the stolen jewelry to local pawnshops and businesses that buy second-hand jewelry, he said.
DeLuca asked anyone with information that could be helpful to solving the crime, and recovering the stolen property, to contact police at 781-383-1212 or email@example.com. Information will be held in the strictest confidence allowable under the law, he said.
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