December 16, 2014

Two charged in connection with Stock Island burglary

Two Stock Island residents were arrested Monday, charged with dealing in stolen property. The two are accused of pawning jewelry stolen in a burglary that took place on November 20th.

Two women who live in an apartment on 12th Avenue, Stock Island called to report their residence was burglarized. They returned home from a trip to Miami and found jewelry and prescription medication missing from their apartment. Several days later, Detective David Cruz, who was assigned to investigate, was checking recent pawn records. He found a piece of jewelry from the burglary had been pawned at Southernmost Pawn Shop in Key West.

Records showed the jewelry had been pawned by 26 year old Erin Russo of Stock Island. The owner of the pawn shop told Detective Cruz a man had come into the shop with her to pawn the property. He identified the man as 32 year old Ruben Hernandez of Stock Island.

Detective Cruz obtained warrants for Russo and Hernandez and they were picked up Monday. Russo was charged with fraud and dealing in stolen property. Hernandez was charged with dealing in stolen property. Both were booked into jail.

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