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Amsterdam jewelry store burglar broke in through ceiling

Amsterdam jewelry store owner Ernesto Morales works Wednesday on a white gold ring, one of the few things left behind after a Sunday night burglary.
Amsterdam jewelry store owner Ernesto Morales works Wednesday on a white gold ring, one of the few things left behind after a Sunday night burglary.
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Ernesto Morales hunched over his little work station in the Amsterdam Riverfront Center on Wednesday morning, perfecting the shape of a white gold wedding band with an air-powered jewelry grinder, just as he has for 21 years. “When I heard I’d been robbed,” he said from behind his eye protection, “I prayed this ring would still be here.” Ernesto Morales Jewelry and Repair, one of only a few occupied storefronts in the quiet mall, was ...


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