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Coin dealer arrested in connection to recent home invasions

Tribune Staff • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:48 AM

The Eggleston Township man, a coin dealer, was connected to recent home invasions during an investigation.

Police said two suspects were arrested for a string of cases involving home invasions and thefts from cars. During the investigation, some of the stolen property was traced to the Norton Shores coin dealer.

Police conducted a brief undercover operation, then sought charges against the dealer.

“A dealer or an agent or employee of a dealer shall not knowingly receive or purchase a precious item from a person unless that person presents a valid driver's license or a valid state of Michigan personal identification card,” police said.

The felony charge is punishable by imprisonment for not more than two years, or a fine of $5,000, or both.

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