Hot Bells

Pawned handbells find their way to EBay, and the perps are caught.

A handbell hobbyist in Texas helped crack the case of the stolen church chimes, leading police to a trio of young men suspected of pawning about $20,000 worth of the gleaming bronze instruments. Six of eight cases of Schulmerich handbells and Malmark hand chimes stolen from Alderwood Community Church in Lynnwood, Washington were sold by local pawnshops through eBay to buyers as far away as Pennsylvania for a combined $4,129.

Via The Seattle Times.

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