Stroudsburg, Monroe County – Monroe County detectives are now part of www.leadsonline.com. It’s a website that helps them track down stolen goods.
Pawn Shops and cash for gold businesses in Pennsylvania must register all purchases they make with the district attorney’s office. The information helps detectives find stolen items. Chief County Detective Eric Kerchner said, “The only way, generally to recover that property is to identify the person that sold it to a pawn shop or sold it on Ebay or sold it in some other manner.”
Monroe County detectives have used paper files for years. They can be difficult to go through and they don’t help if a thief sold an item outside of the county. Local detectives say the nationwide Leads Online database will help. Now, instead of sending paper files, pawn shops and cash for gold businesses will log their sales online.