2 arrested in connection with $1 million jewelry heist

Police: Items were stolen from Grosse Pointe home over Labor Day

Author: Greg Robinson
Published On: Sep 06 2012 07:34:50 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 06 2012 08:09:30 PM EDT
GROSSE POINTE, Mich. -

Two people have been charged in what police are calling a million dollar jewelry heist from a Grosse Pointe home.

According to police, the break-in happened at a residence on Lincoln Street over the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Dozens of items were taken, including diamond and pearl necklaces and bracelets.

The homeowner valued the jewelry at about $1 million.

Several of the stolen items turned up at pawn shops in the area. Police said they arrested the man and woman as they tried to cash a check from one of the pawn shops that accepted stolen items.

During a court appearance Thursday, the woman told the judge she had never been in legal trouble prior to her arrest in this case.

When asked by the judge if she had a drug problem, the woman said no.

As part of the investigation police raided homes in Harper Woods and Detroit, where they found more of the stolen jewelry and drugs.