Police use Pinterest in jewel crime

Nov 13, 2014 4:49 PM by News Staff

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California police department turned to Pinterest to find the owners of stolen jewelry and also pinned four people to the thefts.

Mountain View, California Police Sgt. Saul Jaeger said $13,000 worth of stolen jewelry was returned to nine rightful owners, but there are still hundreds of pieces unclaimed.

Police have posted pictures of the jewelry to the department's Pinterest page hoping other owners of the stolen bracelets, necklaces, earrings and watches will come forward.

The items were recovered in May at a home in San Jose, California after two burglary arrests at a motorcycle shop led detectives to a home where police arrested two more people and confiscated the goods.

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