Oct 3, 2007


The two men sat slumping on stools in the middle of the pawn shop with their hands cuffed behind their backs.

They watched as Clayton County Police detectives and undercover officers milled around the shop, and as a television crew from a local station walked through the tinted, glass door.

"Well, this is a big production," said the owner of Acme Pawn, Tuesday.

Above his head, an electronic reader board flashed the words: "Everything on Sale! Show Me the Money!!!" In the window, between the security bars and the glass, hung a sign advertising the 7443 Tara Boulevard shop as "THE HOME OF GREAT DEALS."

Police said, however, that the great deals and low prices offered included stolen items the two owners had purchased after being told the goods were recently shoplifted or burgled.

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