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Bexley: Pieces of jewelry grabbed in recent thefts

Bexley police are investing two recent incidents in which a house was entered and a significant amount of jewelry was stolen.

A resident in the 700 block of Vernon Road reported that on Feb. 1, someone pried open the door to his home, ransacked the master bedroom and stole assorted jewelry valued at $6,000.

On Feb. 4, a resident in the 900 block of Chelsea Avenue reported someone forced entry through the first-floor bathroom window on the south end of her home, ransacked the master bedroom and a guest bedroom and stole a substantial amount of jewelry.

In other recent incident reports from the Bexley Police Department:

* An employee of a business in the 2500 block of East Main Street reported that a juvenile suspect, a white male wearing white shoes, black pants, a dark jacket and dark satchel-style shoulder pack, took a three-pack of condoms, put them into the backpack and left the store without paying.

* A Columbus resident reported that between Jan. 30 and Feb. 3, someone entered her vehicle while it was parked in the 2300 block of Sherwood Road and stole a handbag containing personal items. The bag and contents were found nearby and returned to her.

* Residents in the 2400 block of Sherwood reported someone entered a vehicle between Feb. 2 and Feb. 3 and took a small zip bag containing cash, a clutch wallet containing cash and multiple credit and gift cards. The bag, wallet and one gift card were found nearby and returned to the owners, but the cash and other cards were missing.

* A resident in the 400 block of North Parkview Avenue reported that between Feb. 5 and Feb. 6, her wallet and its contents were stolen from her home. The contents included cash, a credit card, a health insurance card and driver's license.