AUGUSTA (AP) — A bar of silver bullion weighing 100 troy ounces that was the subject of a police investigation has been returned to an Augusta pawn shop under a court agreement.

The bar, worth about $4,000, was bought by A&E Trading in July from a city man.

Amanda Bosse, who owns the shop with her husband, told the Kennebec Journal (http://bit.ly/14KyHQV ) they notified police to be sure that it had not been reported stolen.

Several days later, a man who lived at the same address as the seller reported that it belonged to him, so police seized it.

The shop went to court to get it back, and under an agreement reached this week, the silver was returned.

Prosecutors said it was returned because there was insufficient evidence to prove it was stolen.


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