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Jun 14, 2012 11:36 PM

Tucson Police to hold viewings of rare jewelry and coins

TUCSON - The Tucson Police Department has a large amount of distinctive jewelry and rare coins believed to be stolen property.

Detectives from the Special Investigations Division believe the jewelry and coins were likely taken during the course of an unknown number of burglary or theft incidents occurring throughout the Greater Tucson Metro Region prior to February 20, 2012. Each of the items is distinct in nature and has high dollar appraised value. In an effort to identify the rightful owner(s) of each item and return the jewelry and/coins, the detectives will be coordinating viewing of the items in the later part of June 2012.

Each viewing opportunity will be conducted on an appointment basis. In order to make an appointment to view the items, one must have previously reported a theft or burglary involving any items of distinctive jewelry and/or rare coins occurring in the Greater Tucson Metro Region prior to February 20, 2012.

Citizens who have previously reported such crimes should call 520-351-8811. Leave a voicemail message with your name, your contact phone number(s), and police report number for which the theft or burglary was previously reported. Also, please include the name of the law enforcement agency (Tucson Police Department, Pima County Sheriff's Department, Marana Police Department, Oro Valley Police Department, South Tucson Police Department, University of Arizona Police Department, Pima Community College Police Department, or Sahuarita Police Department) to which you reported the incident. This message-only line will be checked on a regular basis, and a detective will contact you to discuss the items you have previously reported as stolen as well as provide you with further information regarding documentation (i.e. insurance paperwork, photographs, etc.) necessary for a viewing appointment.

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