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Police: Man stole $4,000 worth of change from home

Published On: Jan 05 2014 07:45:04 PM EST
Crime scene -- handcuffs

A Northampton County man is accused of busting into a home and stealing jewelry and $4,000 worth of change, police said.

Eric Youngkin, 42, of Palmer Township, faces numerous charges  in connection with a burglary that happened Sunday morning in the 2400 block of Birch Street in Wilson Borough, police said.

According to authorities, a caller contacted police to report a man breaking into a window and leaving with two buckets.


It was later determined that the two five-gallon buckets were filled with $4,000 worth of change, and the homeowner said his wife's jewelry was missing, police said.

Officials said the caller was able to identify Youngkin, who was found with a jewelry box on him, and the buckets of change were located in a nearby alley.

Youngkin was arraigned and sent to Northampton County Prison on $50,000 bail.