Lakeland, FL asked in Criminal Law for Florida

Q: I have a Rolex that was stolen, the woman that stole it sold it to a jeweler and dealer. Not a pawn shop, how to gebac

Getting it back without paying the $780 balance on it since she quite paying restitution. Apparently since she sold it to a second hand dealer and signed a release saying it was hers that they aren't obligated to return it to me til they get there money. Different than a pawn shop somehow. So I have to pay $780 to get my own watch back. What can I do. Actually it's my father's. The one I had is gone for good sold somewhere by the same thief.

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Michael Celso Gonzalez
Michael Celso Gonzalez
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A: Have you called the police? I have dealt with second hand dealers and they are treated very much like pawn shops under the law which means they need to give you the watch back. They are the ones who assume the risk when they purchase second hand goods not you. Call the police.

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