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Naperville leaders concerned about burglaries and stolen jewelry may join other communities by requiring pawn shops to post online pictures of every piece of jewelry they buy and sell.

The city council is reviewing an update to the ordinance that regulates pawnshops and “secondhand dealers.” It would require pawnshops and cash-for-gold stores to enter pictures and descriptions of jewelry, precious metals and gemstones and their sellers them into a searchable database such as LeadsOnline.

The update proposed by Police Chief Robert Marshall and Kristen Foley, senior assistant city attorney, would apply to all pawn brokers in Naperville, but only to secondhand dealers whose primary business is selling used jewelry or precious metals like gold.

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