Jewelry dealer charged after raid in Northeast Philadelphia (PHOTOS)

PHILADELPHIA - April 15, 2014

Meir Cohen, 48, of the 2100 block of Berwyn Street, was arrested on March 20th during a raid at the Cash 4 Gold store in the 3500 block of Aramingo Avenue.

He is charged with tampering with records and other license violations.

Police say Cohen bought jewelry stolen from a home in the 2500 block of Auburn Street on March 7th without asking for identification from or fingerprinting the seller.

They say Cohen later bought a bracelet from an undercover detective without fingerprinting him or adequately recording the transaction.

When investigators raided Cohen's shop on March 20th, they recovered a number of additional items believed to be stolen.

Philadelphia Police released pictures of those items Tuesday.

They are asking anyone who recognizes the items to contact Philadelphia Police Officer Strange (#5598) at 215-685-9962 or 215-686-3243.

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