Two adults and two juveniles have been charged in connection with a theft Wednesday night in Hammonton that occurred after the juveniles went to a friend's house.

Hammonton Police Lt. Mark Fiorentino said two 17-year-olds went to a friend's house on the 400 block of 10th Street Wednesday afternoon and, after distracting the friend, took more than $20,000 worth of jewelry and other items.

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The mother, Josephine Flemming, came home, found the items missing and called police.

With the cooperation of police in Waterford Township and Berlin Township, Hammonton K9 Officer Tom Percodani, Jr., the suspects were found quickly, Fiorentino said.

Most of the jewelry was recovered and Hammonton police charged two adults, Karina Pease, 18, of Berlin, and Delmar Moore, 19, of Hammonton, as well as the two juveniles, a 17-year-old girl from Hammonton and a 17-year-old boy from Waterford, with theft, receiving stolen property and conspiracy.

The adults were held on $10,000 cash bail and the juveniles will be released, pending court Friday, Fiorentino said.

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