CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WXYZ) - Police say a 22-year-old cable repairman has been charged with stealing almost $10,000 in jewelry from the home of a Chesterfield Township couple.
Lequentin Randolph has been charged with Larceny in a Building. He faces up to 4 years in jail if convicted.
Police say on Saturday, July 21 Randolph was making a service call on the couple's home in connection with his job at LE Com Communications, a contractor with Comcast.
The couple told police they were having a problem with their phone service and became suspicious when Randolph continued to check things in their bedroom that were not related to the problem.
The couple told police Randolph then began telling him he needed them to check on things in other rooms in order to assist him.
Police say a short time after that Randolph told the couple he had fixed their problem and then gave him his phone number "should they have any more problems" before driving away.
The couple immediately checked their bedroom and found that the family jewelry box has been cleaned out. They then called police.
As officers responded to the home, Randolph's truck was spotted on 25 Mile Road near Gratiot. A police officer stopped Randolph.
After observing that he matched the description given by the couple, the officer saw two pieces of gold jewelry on the driver's seat.
Randolph was arrested at the scene and his truck was towed to the police department. Officers say a search of the truck found the jewelry in the fuse panel compartment of the truck.
Randolph is being held in the Macomb County jail. He is due back in court on July 30.
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