3 charged after $12,000 in jewelry stolen from Auburn house

Staff writerSeptember 25, 2013 

Three men have been charged after allegedly pawning $12,000 worth of jewelry stolen during a house party in Auburn.

A teenage boy threw a party while his parents were out of town July 28, which is when the jewelry disappeared.

When the parents returned, court documents indicate they used a ruse to get one of the alleged thieves to admit he’d stolen from them and to take them to the pawn shop to recover some of the valuables.

Further investigation revealed the man had partnered with two other men to sell the jewelry to a pawn shop in Renton. They received $790 for the jewelry.

The man who stole the jewelry during the party “expressed remorse for his actions,” court records show.

Prosecutors charged the men with first-degree trafficking in stolen property. They have not yet been arraigned.

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