Police search for suspect in Auburn jewelry store theft

Auburn theft
Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Maine State Police Trooper Adam Fillebrown and his tracking dog, Aros, pick up the trail of a suspected thief in the parking lot of Goldworks jewelry store on Center Street in Auburn on Thursday morning. After traveling up Turner Street and several side streets, police suspended the search after reports that two stolen rings may have been pawned at a Lewiston pawnshop shortly after the theft.

Auburn theft
Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Maine State Police Trooper Adam Fillebrown and his tracking dog, Aros, assist Auburn police in tracking a man who police believe stole two rings from Goldworks jewelry store on Center Street on Thursday morning. Police were looking into this garage on Turner Street, a short distance from the store.

AUBURN — A man stole two engagement rings from a local jewelry store midmorning Thursday and pawned them in Lewiston, police said.

Investigators are working to confirm the suspect's identity.

Tom Cunliffe, owner of Goldworks jewelry store at 33 Center St., said the man asked to see engagement rings. One of the saleswomen showed him two rings. He asked what size they were, then bolted from the store with the rings worth about $7,000, Cunliffe said.

The man ran across Center Street and likely got into a car that sped to Lewiston Pawn Shop. He pawned the rings for $1,000, Cunliffe said.

Police were able to see the man on surveillance video and took fingerprints at the jewelry store, Cunliffe said.

A detective interviewed the manager at Lewiston Pawn Shop as short time later.

Police Deputy Chief Jason Moen said police were working to identify the suspect.

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Roger  Cyr's picture


not smat to pawn them after steeling but its lewiston


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