Salmon Arm jewellery thieves arrested

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SALMON ARM - RCMP have ended a couple's jewellery-theft scam after a month of stealing valuables from high-end homes.

A couple were arrested for stealing jewellery from several homes during real estate showings, according to an RCMP media release. The couple would allegedly pose as potential homebuyers, visit homes on the market, and steal jewellery.

Between September and October, 2018, RCMP received seven different complaints from homeowners in the Salmon Arm area reporting missing jewellery. The man and woman visited homes valued in the $635,000 to $1.2 million range. Some of the stolen jewellery has been recovered.

The pair was arrested and released from custody. They're scheduled to appear in Salmon Arm Provincial Court in the new year.

"Much of the jewellery has significant sentimental value with estimated losses exceeding the tens of thousands in value," stated Staff Sgt. Scott West in a press release.


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