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Pa. burglary suspect offers to help solve case, for reward money!

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(CBS/AP) SHARON, Pa. - A man accused of burglarizing a western Pennsylvania jewelry shop has no lack of nerve - he apparently tried to pull a fast one on the store owner by offering to help solve the case, in exchange for the reward money.

Police have since charged 28-year-old Emile Pratt Jr. with burglarizing Mark Multari's Gold Mind Jewelers in Sharon, about 60 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.

Multari told The Herald newspaper of Sharon he announced a reward a day after the Aug. 31 burglary and that Pratt called claiming to have heard glass breaking when the alarm sounded at 2:45 a.m. and "said he would help in any way" to catch the thief.

Police charged Pratt after tracing some of the 100 items stolen in the burglary to stores and pawn shops where Pratt allegedly sold them.

Pratt remains jailed.

  • Camille Mann

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