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Iowa grandma’s jewelry stolen, police arrest grandson

Oct 13, 2016

COUNCIL BLUFFS (AP) — Authorities have accused a Council Bluffs man of stealing some of his grandmother’s jewelry and pawning it.

The Daily Nonpareil reports that 23-year-old Colton Rankin was arrested Wednesday and is charged with theft and burglary. Court records don’t list the name of an attorney who could comment for him.

Council Bluffs police say the woman noticed Sept. 12 that someone had gotten into her jewelry boxes and taken some items. Court records say she told police she suspected her grandson because of what she said was his drug problem. Her family checked with his employer in the Omaha, Nebraska, suburb of La Vista and learned that Rankin had not gone to work that day.

Police say Rankin later told a relative that he’d pawned the jewelry in Omaha.

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