Article Courtesy of WPTV Channel 5, West Palm Beach
By Jennifer Tintner
Published August 22, 2017
RIVIERA BEACH - When a Singer Island man returned home
after a month of traveling, he said he noticed many things missing but no
signs anyone forcefully broke into his condo.
Police tracked the man’s gold bracelet
engraved with his name on it and discovered Steven Kos
pawned it, according to a Riviera Beach Police arrest
Kos is an employee at East Pointe Condominiums in the
maintenance department, the condo association’s manager
A detective checked the names of employees at East Pointe
with access to keys for the condos into a pawn database.
When the detective searched Kos’s name, he said he saw Kos
pawned several items matching the description of items
reported stolen by the victim.
Police say the bracelet, worth $5,000, was pawned for
$1,365. They believe Kos also pawned the man’s 18k gold
platinum ring, worth $1,700, for $150.
The other missing items from the victim’s apartment were
tracked to local pawn shops, the report states. Records show
Kos pawned the items after the time the victim said he went
out of town.
Police arrested Kos on Aug. 15 and are charging him with
burglary, grand theft, and six counts of dealing in stolen
property and false verification of ownership.