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Aurora man arrested in North Aurora theft

Published: Thursday, June 27, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

NORTH AURORA – An Aurora man has been charged with felony theft after being accused of stealing jewelry worth more than $3,000 from a North Aurora victim’s home while doing pest control service.

Troy T. Placek, 37, of the 700 block of Roberts St., Aurora, has been charged with theft of more than $300, a Class 3 felony. Placek was arrested Monday and brought to the Kane County Jail. He posted $2,000 bail and was released pending trial, according to a release from the North Aurora Police Department.

The incident occurred March 30 in the 1400 block of Oakland Circle, according to the release. The victim noticed that her gold engagement ring with a one-carat diamond was missing, and she suspected a pest control employee who was in her house recently, the release stated.

North Aurora police detectives searched a pawn database through LeadsOnline, an online investigation system, and found that the suspect had recently pawned a similar ring at a pawnshop, according to the release.

Detectives recovered the stolen ring from the pawnshop April 15 and got an arrest warrant for Placek on May 3.

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