Stolen Jewelry Recovered and Returned to Rightful Owner
By M. C. Millman
On Monday evening, July 11, Chavivim volunteers received a call regarding a housekeeper who had stolen a bracelet from an Airmont homeowner.
Chavivim’s Rockland volunteers responded promptly to the scene where the homeowner showed them the empty box her bracelet had been stored in, which the housekeeper had thrown into the garbage.
Chavivim members went to the housekeeper’s apartment in Spring Valley, where the woman denied stealing the bracelet.
At the same time, other Chavivim members were working to obtain video footage of the incident from cameras in the home.
Although the woman denied stealing the jewelry initially, once she saw the number of police officers responding while being pressured by members to return the stolen goods, she admitted what she had done and returned the bracelet.
This positive outcome was due to the hard work of Units 57, 89, 91, 227, and 246, who worked hand in hand with the Spring Valley Police Department to get the bracelet, worth over $20,000, returned to the grateful owner.
David Friedman, Chavivim Coordinator, who was on scene working with the Spring Valley Police Department and the detective, spoke with Rockland Daily about the incident.
“We appreciate working with the Spring Valley Police Department, with whom we have a positive ongoing relationship,” says Friedman. “We also continue to be available for the community for whatever they might need. All they have to do is reach out to us.”
To reach out to Rockland’s Chavivim division, call 845-444-2200.