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Thieves pick wrong store to fence jewelry

Nov. 16, 2010 at 6:42 PM   |   Comments

TONYPANDY, Wales, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- A Welsh jewelry store owner said thieves who stole $11,000 in rings were caught after trying to sell one of the items at another location of the same store.

Derek Davies, 69, owner of D & M Davies Jewelers locations in the towns of Tonypandy and Treorchy, said the thieves made off with the rings from the Tonypandy location Nov. 5 and attempted to sell one of them at the Treorchy location Wednesday, the South Wales Echo reported.

"They must have just gone into the next town a few miles down the road, not looked at the name and not realized it was the same shop," Davies said.

Police said four men, ages 33, 23 and 16, and a 30-year-old woman were arrested in connection with the case. Their names have not been released.

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