Trenton city leaders considering new way to fight crime in pawnshops

City leaders in Trenton are considering a new way to fight crime in pawnshops.

The proposed ordinance is an attempt to make it difficult for criminals to use pawnshops as a way to sell stolen items. The ordinance would also prevent pawnshops from selling used jewelry for 15 days. Trenton Police Captain Carlo Orsini says the ordinance would allow the police ample time to go into the store and look at the jewelry to determine if it is stolen property.

Orsini says the ordinance will mandate that shop owners take digital photos of those selling their used jewelry. Many pawnshop customers say the new ordinance is a good way to help regulate any illegal activities.

The ordinance, if passed, will affect pawnshops and any store that sells used jewelry.

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