Man hired to clean homes admits to stealing $47K in jewelry - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Man hired to clean homes admits to stealing $47K in jewelry

Robert Gilson (Source: Pinal County Sheriff's Office) Robert Gilson (Source: Pinal County Sheriff's Office)
TUCSON, AZ (CBS5) -

A 28-year-old Tucson man has been arrested in a string of jewelry burglaries at homes where he was hired to clean, according to authorities.

The Pinal County Sheriff's Office said Robert Gilson was an employee of Maid2Clean and contracted by homeowners.

PCSO said while he was at the homes, he would steal jewelry and then sell it at Tucson pawn shops.

Between mid-February and April, Gibson made 46 jewelry sales to Catalina Pawn Shop in Tucson, investigators said.

PCSO detectives tied Gibson to four different burglaries. In all, nearly $47,000 in jewelry was stolen.

The pawn shops said Gibson claimed he had inherited the jewelry from a wealthy family member who recently passed away.

Gibson admitted to detectives that he stole 76 pieces of jewelry from eight homes, claiming he had done it out of financial desperation.

Gibson's live-in girlfriend, who also works at Maid2Clean, said he bought miscellaneous items and marijuana with the money.

Gibson was arrested on seven counts of theft, seven counts of trafficking stolen property, one count of marijuana possession and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • McDonald's customers sue over paying for cheese on burgers

    McDonald's customers sue over paying for cheese on burgers

    Sunday, May 27 2018 6:35 AM EDT2018-05-27 10:35:01 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 6:35 AM EDT2018-05-27 10:35:01 GMT
    The plantiffs claim McDonald's has been overcharging them because they have been paying for cheese they didn't want nor receive. (Source: Flickr)The plantiffs claim McDonald's has been overcharging them because they have been paying for cheese they didn't want nor receive. (Source: Flickr)

    The plaintiffs claim McDonald's has been "unjustly enriched" because customers have been paying for cheese they don't want.

    More >>

    The plaintiffs claim McDonald's has been "unjustly enriched" because customers have been paying for cheese they don't want.

    More >>
  • Grieving couple unable to cremate stillborn, conjoined infants due to NC law

    Grieving couple unable to cremate stillborn, conjoined infants due to NC law

    Sunday, May 27 2018 2:24 AM EDT2018-05-27 06:24:37 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 2:24 AM EDT2018-05-27 06:24:37 GMT
    A North Carolina law on cremation procedures forbids the cremation of more than one person within the same cremation chamber. (Source: WRAL/CNN)A North Carolina law on cremation procedures forbids the cremation of more than one person within the same cremation chamber. (Source: WRAL/CNN)

    A North Carolina law on cremation procedures forbids the cremation of more than one person within the same cremation chamber.

    More >>

    A North Carolina law on cremation procedures forbids the cremation of more than one person within the same cremation chamber.

    More >>
  • Police release body cam footage of I-95 shooting death

    Police release body cam footage of I-95 shooting death

    Friday, May 25 2018 11:21 PM EDT2018-05-26 03:21:37 GMT
    Marcus-David Peters was shot and killed by a Richmond police officer on Monday, May 14. (Source: Richmond Police Department)Marcus-David Peters was shot and killed by a Richmond police officer on Monday, May 14. (Source: Richmond Police Department)

    The Richmond Police Department released body camera and surveillance camera footage on Friday of the shooting death of Marcus-David Peters.

    More >>

    The Richmond Police Department released body camera and surveillance camera footage on Friday of the shooting death of Marcus-David Peters.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly