Man, girlfriend accused of stealing $5,000 in jewelry from his Port Richey grandmother

PORT RICHEY

Grandson, girlfriend jailed in jewelry theft

Jason Trigger knew his 70-year-old grandmother was out of town when he and his girlfriend, Sarah Sickler, slipped into the bedroom of her Port Richey home, deputies said.

They made off with $5,000 in jewelry, including gold rings and pearl and topaz necklaces, according to a Sheriff's Office report.

And to cover their trail, deputies said, Trigger set fire to the jewelry box, causing $1,500 in damage. Then the couple visited some pawn shops before the authorities caught up with them.

Trigger said they stole the jewelry to buy drugs, the report said. Sickler, 20, was charged with dealing in stolen property and jailed on $10,000 bail.

Trigger, 28, was hit with a first-degree arson charge and posted $50,000 bail.

Man, girlfriend accused of stealing $5,000 in jewelry from his Port Richey grandmother 10/29/09 [Last modified: Thursday, October 29, 2009 11:30pm]

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