Waterville Pawn Shop Speaks Out Against Crime

Updated 4 years ago

Stolen merchandise showing up in pawn shops isn’t anything new, but one Central Maine shop owner is speaking out to let folks know it’s a crime.Everyday Al Shell of “Val Shell’s Pawn Shop” in Waterville sends a report to local police on everything that comes into his store.In Maine, pawn shops are required to keep a copy of the persons driver license, or state ID on file when that person pawns an item.Shell urges folks who have been burglarized to check in with local pawn shops so they can give the owners a heads up about the stolen property.Recently, that’s what one local woman did and she got her guitar back.The police were notified and the guitar was returned to the rightful owner. The case is being investigated and charges are pending.


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