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Deputies: Jewelry owners sought after burglar sold stolen items

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Gregory Conard (Source: Spartanburg Co. Sheriff's Office) Gregory Conard (Source: Spartanburg Co. Sheriff's Office)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

An Inman man accused of breaking into a home and stealing jewelry led to the discovery of more missing pieces he sold, deputies said.

Spartanburg County deputies said a Foster Road homeowner returned to his house around noon on April 25 where he encountered a strange man and van in his driveway.

The man had a brief exchange with the homeowner, then drove off before the homeowner realized his home had been burglarized and some of his wife's jewelry was missing, deputies said.

Then on May 7, a deputy said he spotted the man's van in the pickup line at a local elementary school and got its tag number. Deputies said they went to the home the van was registered to and spoke to a man who denied driving the ran around Foster Road.

That man was shown in a photo lineup to the Foster Road victim who identified him as the burglary suspect, deputies said.

The suspect, 29-year-old Gregory Conard of Inman, was arrested and charged with receiving stolen goods, petit larceny and burglary first-degree.

Deputies said they later learned that Conard had sold several pieces of jewelry to Upstate Coin & Bullion in Greer on May 3 and are hoping to locate whom the jewelry belongs to.

The items sold were two 1951 Fairforest High School class rings (initials removed, stone removed); a 1978 women's Boiling Springs High School class ring (initials removed, stone removed); a Startex Mill pin for 20 to 25 years of service; and one men's Clemson A&M class ring.

Anyone with information about the jewelry or thefts is asked to call the Property Crimes division at 864-503-4605.

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