A father-son duo accused of burglarizing a Virginia home they were hired to remodel crossed the country and pawned some of the stolen goods in Puyallup, police allege.
The crime prompted a rare nationwide extradition warrant for a property crime.
“It’s highly unusual to see a nationwide extradition on a burglary,” Puyallup police detective Mike Lusk said. “These guys were wanted enough due to their criminal history that Virginia would go to such lengths to bring them back.”
Authorities are searching for Nicholas Coman, 49, and his 29-year-old son, Matthew Coman. They are wanted in Chesapeake, Virginia, on suspicion of breaking and entering, possession of stolen property and grand larceny, Lusk said.
Police in Chesapeake got the warrant for the arrest of father and son Aug. 20, after they allegedly stole jewelry and other valuables from a home where they were hired to remodel a bathroom.
Police there say the pair likely are committing similar crimes in Washington, Lusk said.
Investigators believe the men pawned some stolen jewelry Sept. 10 at a shop in the 200 block of South Meridian, Lusk said. Those goods will be returned to the owners.
Before the Puyallup pawn, Lusk said, the pair got rid of some of the goods in Las Vegas, at a shop featured on the History Channel reality TV show “Pawn Stars.”
Nicholas Coman is described as 5 feet 10, 165 pounds, bald, with brown eyes. Matthew Coman is 5 feet 8, 165 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.
Another son, age 25, is said to be traveling with them, but is not wanted by authorities.
Police believe the family is traveling in a blue 2003 Chrysler Voyager mini van, with North Carolina plates, number CJY6914.