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Nearly $600 worth of jewelry was allegedly stolen from a booth at a downtown antique shop, according to a Wapakoneta Police Department report.
Maria B. Holloway, 54, reported at 10:53 a.m. Oct. 9 a theft of four rings with a total value of approximately $605 stolen between 5 p.m. Oct. 8 and 10:53 a.m. Oct. 9 from a booth at the Auglaize Antique Mall. The rings belong to Joyce L. Howell, 65, 13882 Spring St., St. Johns.
The rings reported stolen included a 10-carat gold cameo ring valued at $75, a 10-carat gold mother’s ring with pink and red stones valued at $55, a 10-carat gold ring with amethyst stones valued at $225 and a 14-carat gold ring with a ruby surrounded by diamonds valued at $250.
Holloway found three empty boxes in a display case that did not have a lock to keep the door secure. A suspicious acting person was in the store prior to the theft, but witnesses did not see the suspect actually take the rings.
A Wapakoneta Police Department officer met with Holloway about the matter and later with Howell regarding the missing property.