2 charged in burglaries at Schuylkill Mall businesses
FRACKVILLE - A Shenandoah man and woman were jailed Wednesday after being arrested and charged in connection with a burglary and theft from Black Diamond Antiques in the Schuylkill Mall between 1 and 3 a.m. Nov. 24.
State police at Frackville said Jeffrey Durgis, 40, was charged with criminal conspiracy, burglary, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief.
Jennifer Richardson, 36, was charged with burglary, criminal conspiracy, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.
Both were arraigned by Magisterial District Judge David A. Plachko, Port Carbon, and committed to Schuylkill County Prison unable to post 10-percent of $25,000 bail.
Troopers said the two broke into the store, smashed a display case and removed gold and silver coins before fleeing the area.
The value of the coins was estimated at $6,445 and damage to the entrance door and the case thought to be about $600.
In addition to the burglary, troopers said Durgis and Richardson were each charged in relation to an incident at an adjacent store Nov. 23.
Troopers said the two entered Blum's Auction around 5:30 p.m., when Richardson removed a 10-carat gold ring valued at $110 from a display case and both left the store without paying.
Troopers said Richardson was charged with retail theft and Durgis with conspiracy.
Those charges were filed at Plachko's Port Carbon office, troopers said.
In each of the incidents, troopers said Richardson and Durgis were identified as suspects, interviewed and admitted to the crimes.