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December 22, 2011 at 2:42 PM

Police: Shoreline man pawns aunt's stuff, claims robbery

Authorities say a Shoreline man concocted a story about a home-invasion robbery to hide the fact that he had pawned his aunt’s property.

Unfortunately for him, he got found out. Now he’s in trouble with police and his aunt.

Shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday, the 18-year-old man called 911 to report that two masked men had forced their way into his aunt’s Shoreline home, where he was staying. Once inside, the men ordered him to the floor at gunpoint and stole items from the home, he told police.

He said the men forced him into a chair, where he was bound and gagged.

During the course of the investigation, detectives discovered that the man had pawned his aunt’s property. They said he made up the robbery story to hide the theft.

The man was booked into jail this morning for investigation of false reporting and theft.

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