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Local merchant robbed at Thursday Night Market

Grass Valley police are looking for the thief who swiped a bag of semi-precious jewelry, estimated to be worth up to $4,000, from a local vendor at a recent street fair.

Investigators hope to find the necklaces made of amethyst, malachite, tiger’s eye, amber and other stones – and all finished with sterling silver clasps – at pawn shops, police Sgt. Jason Perry said Friday.

“A vendor had laid a 1-gallon plastic bag on her (back) table that was full of custom, hand-made jewelry” just before the Thursday Night Market opened at 6 p.m. downtown, Perry said.

“Her attention was diverted to a customer at the front table. When she turned around, the bag of jewelry was missing,” Perry said.

Police interviewed several people in area, but no one saw a suspect, Perry said.

The victim valued her wares at between $3,000 and $4,000, Perry said.

He asked anyone with information to call to the police department at 477-4600.


To contact City Editor Trina Kleist, e-mail tkleist@theunion.com or call 477-4230.

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