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The five pawnshops in Naperville could play a greater role in solving future burglaries of jewelry, gems and previous metals — all with the snap of a camera.

The city council on Tuesday night unanimously approved an update to a pawnshop ordinance that police Chief Robert Marshall says could help police track stolen jewelry.

Shops regulated under the ordinance will be required to post photos — both of the jewelry, gems and precious metals they receive and of identification cards of the people who sell the goods — to an online database that detectives can search when crimes occur, as they did last summer when a string of residential burglaries hit primarily south Naperville.

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