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10 Day Holding Period for Springfield Pawnbrokers and Junk Dealers Remains

gold jewlerySPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — The holding period for pawn brokers and junk dealers in Springfield is set at 10 days.

The Springfield City Council voted tonight not to increase a ten day holding period for pawnshops.  The latest proposal before them on the subject looked to increase the days to hold an item from 10 to 21 days, but according to Springfield Councilor Tim Rooke, it failed.

Back in June, members of the Public Health and Safety Committee heard from both police and pawnshop owners on the matter.  At the time the holding period proposal stood at 30 days.

It was put on the table for consideration so police could have more time to investigate whether the items are connected to home break-ins or other crimes.

But pawn shop owners said they lose money when they have to hold an item, and argued there are more efficient ways to check an item’s background.

 

 


  • doggone

    30 days would be a more logical period to give victims and authorities time to investigate. Where do suppose all of these items come from?

  • doggone

    Tough on people who have lost their valuables