Laurel Co. police warn of gold and silver thefts

Homes all over Laurel County have been broken into, and police say the common thread is that the thieves have been seen riding around in a white older model GMC or Chevy truck.

“It’s hit and miss. And they’re trying the residences. Most are going to have some kind of jewelry in their homes,” said Laurel County Deputy Sheriff Gilbert Acciardo.

The pair only wants gold or silver, with gold sometimes selling for about $1,700 an ounce.

Jerry Elliott of London Jewelry Express says he’s real careful not to buy any stolen gold or silver.

“I get their driver’s license and their name. And if they’re real young, I tell them we’re not buying,” said Elliott.

What may be scary about this whole situation is that a locked door or window may not keep the thieves from coming into your home.

“They’re actually kicking the door down, and breaking in,” said Acciardo.

Police advise you to lock your home with a dead bolt and make it look like someone is at home.

“By far the burglaries where the people have been at work or away from the house for the day, that’s when they are broken into,” said Acciardo.

Police say if you see a couple in a white pickup acting suspicious or if it seems out of place, give them a call.

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