Gloucester Township Police arrested three men in a jewelry heist—one for allegedly stealing the goods and two at a cash-for-gold shop who ran afoul of the law, police say.
Anthony Sciacca, 29, of Erial, is charged with stealing the jewelry from a Jerome Avenue home sometime between early December 2012 and late January. Police say he sold the stolen jewelry to We Buy Gold in Winslow Township for about $14,000.
Detectives investigating the theft spoke to We Buy Gold’s owner, Anthony Natale, who police said agreed to cooperate. Natale reportedly told police he needed until the next day to locate the jewelry.
Instead, police allege, Natale, 50, of Atco, told his employees to sell the remaining jewelry back to the victim for $3,915. The victim came to the store with the suspect, police report.
A third man got involved after police confronted a cash-for-gold employee about selling stolen jewelry, which is a crime. Charles Arzillo Sr., 70, of Cherry Hill, physically confronted the detective, police say.
All three men now face charges and were arrested Feb. 1. Sciacca was charged theft by unlawful taking and released pending court on $5,000 bail, with the option to pay 10 percent.
Natale was charged with theft by deception and improperly disposing on evidence, and released on a summons pending court.
Arzillo was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, and released on a summons pending court.
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