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How Do Pawn Shops Check For Stolen Items?

by @ 4:37 am on April 20, 2023. Filed under Pawn Shop, Pawn Shops


If you’ve been the victim of a theft, here’s what to do

  • Call the police….
  • If you do find the item, either in police records or on display in a pawn shop or jewelry store, contact the police department where you filed your original report….
  • Contacting local pawn shops directly yourself: Pawn shops do not want to buy or lend money on stolen merchandise.

  • What are the best items at pawn shops?

    Musical instruments in good condition have good resale value and are often used as collateral at pawn shops. Furs and leather goods are popular items as well. In addition, sports memorabilia such as jerseys, cards and signed balls and equipment are commonly accepted at pawn shops.

    Recovering Stolen Items From Pawn Shops

    It takes more than a serial number to convince police that an item in a pawn shop was stolen.

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