Thanks to a combined effort from a pawn shop tipster and social media users, the Saskatoon Police pawn detail has recovered seven stolen Indigenous jingle dresses.
On Oct. 30, the dresses, beaded moccasins and scarves used in Indigenous ceremonies and dances were stolen from a vehicle parked at a Saskatoon restaurant.
Police sent photos of the stolen items to pawn shops right away; within hours one shop contacted officers after a man tried to pawn two of the dresses.
Over the next few days, police recovered three more dresses, moccasins and scarves.
The last four dresses were found Tuesday in a home on the 100 block of Avenue N S.
One beaded belt is still missing.
Police have charged a 35-year-old man with theft over $5,000.
Three men, aged 21, 30 and 50 years old, and a 38-year-old woman are charged with possession of stolen property under $5,000.