Man charged in stolen grandfather clock case

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PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) -- Police say a Bremerton, Wash., man accused of trying to pawn a stolen grandfather clock has been charged with first-degree trafficking of stolen property.

Bremerton police were tipped off when an antique store owner alerted to the theft by the victim let them know the man was trying to sell several items at her store.

The Kitsap Sun says (http://bit.ly/tXnwxZ) that according to charges detailed Wednesday in Kitsap County District Court, 57-year-old Gary Ruble is accused of breaking into a storage unit recently and taking a $600 grandfather clock and a $250 weed-eater.

Investigators also found an online ad for the clock. The newspaper says authorities obtained a search warrant and found other stolen items in Ruble's residence.

Ruble was jailed on $50,000 bail.

A grandfather clock is a tall, freestanding pendulum clock.

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Information from: Kitsap Sun, http://www.kitsapsun.com/