Nashua police charge pair with theft of Italian figurines

Nashua police arrested a Nashua woman and a Massachusetts man Sunday and charged them with stealing and selling thousands of dollars worth of property from a city home, including some Armani statues.

Police were called by a homeowner on Oct. 4 for a reported theft. Detectives who investigated discovered that thousands of dollars in items from the home had been sold to a local pawn shop, police said.

On Sunday, Cassondra Davis, 26, of 53 Blossom St., Nashua, was arrested and charged with theft by unauthorized taking, and Ross Clapper, 24, of 4 Lafayette Terrace, Chelmsford, Mass., was charged with receiving stolen property. Both charges are felonies, police said.

Lt. Denis Linehan said Davis is charged with stealing some Armani statues, figurines from the Armani studios, that the homeowner bought in Italy more than a dozen years ago.

Davis was released on $10,000 personal recognizance bail and Clapper was released on $200 cash and $10,000 personal recognizance bail pending their arraignments at Nashua district court on Nov. 10, police said.

The Class A felony charges are punishable by up to 15 years in prison plus fines, police said.

– JOSEPH G. COTE