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Proposed Springfield pawn shop law could assist in burglary, theft investigations

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A Springfield pawn shop ordinance could be approved Monday night.

Springfield City Council is set to consider final passage of the ordinance during their 7 p.m. meeting at Springfield City Hall Monday.

The ordinance would require pawn shops in the city to keep a computerized record of the jewelry and other items they take in. The shops would also be required to hold items for 30 days. According to Springfield police officials, the 30-day hold would help in their investigations of home break-ins and stolen property.

Prior to Monday's meeting, City Councilor Tom Ashe will hold a press conference on the topic at Springfield City Hall.

CBS 3 Springfield will have more in the 4 p.m. news broadcast.

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