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Stolen paintings recovered at 'BH Pawn' store
Canyon News
Four of six paintings stolen from the home of a Maine businessman back in 2013 have been found in a pawnshop in Beverly Hills, California, made famous by the reality TV show "Beverly Hills Pawn." On Tuesday, Aug. 18, the FBI held a press conference in Boston where they displayed two of the recovered paintings. They revealed that the stolen art was discovered thanks to the work of "Beverly Hills Pawn" reality star Yossi Dina, who claims he unknowingly obtained the stolen paintings from aspiring rapper Oscar Roberts.
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FBI seeking help to find 2 of 6 stolen N.C. Wyeth paintings (The Associated Press via U.S. News & World Report)




Whimsical bar Uptown Pawn takes on 1 of Dallas' most turnstiled locations
CultureMap
Give it up to Uptown Pawn, a new bar-restaurant bravely open in a space in Dallas that many would deem jinxed. Since 2012, the location has been home to Lumi Empanada, a sweet mom-and pop; followed by the Bowery, a hot-dog place; and Belly & Trumpet, a fine-dining lounge from the owners of Oak. That's a lot of turnover in three years.
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Sledgehammer robbery suspects arrested in string of heists
Sun Sentinel
After terrorizing Palm Beach County, Florida, pawnshops with face masks and a sledgehammer, two men were arrested, deputies said. Deputies estimate the duo robbed at least eight pawn shops in five months, and stole more than $220,000 worth of jewelry.
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A history of misappropriated Patriots rings
The Boston Globe
For possessions as prized as they are, Patriots Super Bowl and championship rings sure do end up on a lot of the wrong fingers. The appearance of Tom Brady’s four Super Bowl rings on the hand of Ben Affleck's ex-nanny Christine Ouzonian is currently blowing up the Web, but it's just the latest in a less-than-proud tradition. In case you've forgotten any, here’s a brief history of the many misadventures of Patriots rings.
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Health care worker accused of stealing, pawning elderly patient's jewelry
WFTV-TV
For many people home health care workers are a necessity and patients trust them with their lives. Orange County, Florida, deputies believe that one worker took advantage of an elderly patient by stealing her jewelry.
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Police: Man grabbed ring from Brownsville, Texas, pawnshop and ran
KGBT-TV
Police released a photo showing a man who snatched a ring from a Brownsville, Texas, pawnshop and ran. The unidentified man visited a pawnshop, according to a Facebook post by the Brownsville Police Department.
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Cash for old iPhones boosts pawnbroker H&T in London
The Telegraph
A surge in younger London customers trading in their iPhones for cash has helped profits at H&T Group rise by 30 percent over the past six months. The 100-year-old pawnbroker said that pre-tax profits grew to £2.6m in the six months to the end of June, compared to £2m last year.
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