Man faces new allegations of stealing from elderly

Christopher Shawn Oliver, 34, is charged with felony theft from the elderly in connection to a December 21 break-in at the home of a Spring couple.

December 29, 2011 3:47:44 PM PST
Detectives have arrested a man on accusations he broke into the Spring-area home of an elderly couple, stole the homeowner's jewelry and sold it to a nearby pawn shop.

Christopher Shawn Oliver, 34, is charged with felony theft from the elderly, according to Harris County Pct. 4 Constable's Office.

Detectives say on December 21, Oliver broke into a home in the 3500 block of Nutwood Lane while the 89-year-old homeowner was at a doctor's office. When the elderly woman returned home later that day, she noticed several pieces of jewelry, including her 68-year-old wedding ring, were missing from her jewelry box.

Detectives determined someone had pried open the front door of the elderly couple's home. Investigators then tracked down three of the jewelry items, which had been sold to a pawn shop in the 1700 block of Spring Cypress Road within an hour of the break-in. The value of the three recovered items is estimated to be worth $6,000.00 to $8,000.00.

Investigators identified the suspect as Oliver, who is currently on parole for robbery. He was arrested and transported to the Harris County Jail, where he is being held under a $10,000.00 bond.