Police: Man steals nearly $10k worth of jewelry from downtown home

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A Berkeley County man is behind bars accused of stealing nearly $10,000 worth of jewelry from a downtown home.

The Charleston Police Department arrested 34-year-old Henry Tom Baker of Huger on Monday and charged him with grand larceny.

On March 3, 2013, police responded to a home on Logan Street in downtown for a report of stolen items. The homeowner and a resident said they had several pieces of jewelry stolen while renovations were being done at their home.

The homeowner said someone had stolen a diamond ring worth $5,000 from a lockbox that was in her bedroom.

The second victim said several pieces of jewelry were stolen from her lockbox which she had placed in her bedroom closet. The victim said two bracelets, a gold pendant and a chain had been taken from the lockbox.

According to the victim, the value of the missing jewelry was more than $3,250.

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