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Ice Skater’s Jewelry Recovered

February 26, 1998

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Professional ice skater Rosalynn Sumners will get her jewelry back.

Stolen earlier this month at an ice show, a $9,500 pair of diamond earrings was recovered from a pawnshop Wednesday and the woman suspected of pawning the earrings for $1,000 was arrested.

Most of the other pieces of $50,000 worth of jewelry also were recovered Wednesday night, including another pair of earrings and a silver bracelet given to Sumners by skater Kristi Yamaguchi, who also performed in the show in Omaha.

A 26-year-old Omaha woman was arrested on suspicion of felony theft by receiving. She was accused of selling the earrings to the pawnshop on Monday. Police were seeking at least two other suspects in the theft.

Sumners, the 1983 women’s world skating champion, was packing up after the Discover Stars on Ice show on Feb. 2 when a man she assumed to be a security officer appeared to be helping her with her bags. But later, she could not find her bag.

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