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Jewelry Retrieved After Thief Confesses to Crime

Pawtucket man confesses to theft from a family member; jewelry had been sold to a pawn shop.

Barrington Police patrol car
Barrington Police patrol car

Jewelry worth more than $3,500 has been returned to a Barrington woman, 80, who reported it stolen and the thief, a Pawtucket man, has been charged with larceny after admitting to the crime.

Patrick S. Lengyel, 23, of Jutras Street, admitted that he stole the jewelry and $325 in cash from the woman’s Nayatt Road home about two weeks ago. The admission came after an investigation by Barrington police. The jewelry includes a yellow gold necklace and pendant.

Lengyel told police that he sold the jewelry to a pawn shop, where it was retrieved by police officers. Barrington Police Chief John LaCross said: “He gave a full statement.” 

Lengyel is a relative of the woman, LaCross said. He turned himself in to police early last week after another relative of the woman confronted him about the theft.

Lengyel was arraigned in the police station by a justice of the peace. He was charged with larceny greater than $1,500 and given a date to appear in District Court to face the charge.

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