I'm still not sure exactly what you're trying to say here, but be advised that my post was not meant to stir up controversy — quite the opposite in fact, by keeping people out of potential trouble for what they may say about this issue.
The earlier post left the impression, I'm guessing unintentionally, that the business was routinely engaged in the reselling of stolen items. Clearly, illegal:
"As it turns out the Gold Mine has purchased a ton of stolen property over the years. Many of these items stolen from break ins right here in Rockland".
Your subsequent post certainly helps to clear things up to some extent. If the proprietor is required to put a 30 day hold on items and retain the i.d. of each person from whom he buys, then that gives victims of theft, burglary here, somewhat of a chance to see if their items turn up in his store. It sounds like the owner is cooperating with victims and the police, by returning stolen items to their rightful owners. I'm not sure how much more he could do under the circumstances, apart from just not being in this type of business. Additionally, it would seem that such cooperation would help the RPD locate the original thief, starting with going back to the i.d.'d parties that provided the stolen items.
That's a far cry from what was previously said here, which made the business sound like it was some sort of fencing operation, and I was just trying to advise caution because of the potential libel.
No doubt every pawn shop has at one time resold stolen items. It's impossible for the owners to know for sure. The 30 day period is helpful, but not foolproof. Stolen items can change hands through bartering many times before they land in a pawn shop, and the party supplying the item(s) could certainly use a false i.d. Also, a network of thieves could work together by stealing property from one geographic area and then carting them to another for selling, many miles away. The chances of the victims being able to check every pawn shop in a 100 mile radius for their stuff is pretty remote. Hell, stolen stuff can end up on Craigslist…….
The other aspect of the original post that was troubling, was the implication that it was an accepted belief that this business resold stolen merchandise ("for years"), and yet hasn't been closed down. By implication, it meant that the RPD would surely have to know about it too, and was doing nothing. That made no sense to me whatsoever…….
Again, if anyone has proof that the proprietor of this shop is knowingly accepting stolen property for resale, they need to bring this proof to local law enforcement, who I am sure will evaluate it, and deal with it accordingly.
Apart from that, this guy is innocent until proved guilty.