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Cable technician arrested in jewel theft

TEMPLE, TX - Temple police have arrested a tv cable technician in connection with a theft of over $5000 worth of jewelry from a woman's home.

Thirty-one-year old Adam Buckley was booked into the Bell County Jail early Wednesday morning following an investigation that began back on August 7.

On that date, officers responded to a home in the 800 block of South MLK where the victim told them that sometime between July 14 and August 1 several rings had been taken from her residence.

She told officers the only person who had been in her house during that time frame was a technician with Spectrum.

The victim told officers that six rings had been taken from a dresser in her back bedroom and that she had already contacted Spectrum and made a claim.

Five lady's rings and one man's ring had disappeared, with the total estimated value of items taken were about $5350.

Temple Police Department spokesperson Shawana Neely said Wednesday that after the case had been turned over to a detective, it was discovered that several rings had been pawned after his visit to the victim's home and that the Spectrum employee had been identified as Buckley.

Police said the detective was able to positively identify the rings that had been pawned as the same ones that had been taken from the victim's home.

A warrant for Buckley was obtained and he was taken into custody.


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