x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Police return diamond necklace to Emirati after finding it in pawn shop

An Emirati woman who thought her Dh225,000 diamond necklace had been stolen in a villa break-in has been reunited with it.

An Emirati woman who thought her Dh225,000 diamond necklace had been stolen in a villa break-in has been reunited with it.

Sharjah Police say their investigation reached a dead end when they could find no fingerprints or signs of forced entry. But they later discovered the owner of the jewellery had asked a money exchange to store her jewels in their safe while she travelled abroad.

The investigation led police to arrest a suspect who confessed he had returned the box to her empty. Gold jewellery worth a total of Dh347,000 was recovered from a pawnshop.

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