Friday, September 2, 2011

Jewelry theft discovered here

The following story was published by The Ypsilanti Daily Press on Wednesday, September 2, 1931.

Police have been asked to investigate the disappearance of jewelry valued at $1,035 from the home of Mrs. George W. Hand, 303 Hiawatha St.

Mrs. Hand told officers that the articles had been taken from the dresser drawer of a second floor bedroom sometime between Aug. 18, when she last noticed them, and Tuesday noon. She reported the loss of pearl beads valued at $150; a rhinestone bag worth $35 and a watch, with diamond and onyx border, which she values at $850. She also misses one set of bronze and one set of cut steel slipper buckles. All were insured.

The onyx section of the watch was broken and she had gone to get it to send to a relative, who is a jeweler, when she discovered her loss.

Since Aug 18, no signs of the house being ransacked or of a window or door being forced open have been noticed by members of the household, officers were told.

Mr. Hand, who is a salesman, is to return her Friday, and has not been informed of the loss. He and Mrs. Hand moved here from Chicago early this summer.

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