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Police Use Facebook To Help Find Owners Of Stolen Jewelry

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WAVERLY, Ohio -

Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry stolen from three counties is now waiting to be claimed by the rightful owners.

For a few months, the Waverly Police Department has been following leads in several home burglaries.

Amy and John Bonifield were among the victims.

"The shutters were open, and the screen was in the middle of the floor," Amy said.

And in other cases, jewelry was what went missing.

For Amy and John, what was stolen was more than important to them.

"Amy's grandmother's ring, my mother's ring," John said.

After investigating the case for weeks, Waverly police arrested Brian Nichols, a man they believe to be responsible for thefts in three different counties.

"We got rings, bracelets, pins, watches," Waverly Police Chief Larry Roe said.

Then, officers started the hard work of letting victims know what they found. Police used Facebook, and went door to door.

"Waverly police officer comes to my door, and shows me pictures. I say, 'Hey that's Amy's," John said.

Now, police want others who think they might have been victims to contact the department, and possibly be reunited with what they thought they'd never see again.

"There are a lot of sentimental things to people, we just want to get them back to their owners," Roe said.

For information, or to contact Waverly police, click here.

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