I see what you mean about exaggeration. You have one article about a single robber who sold items at gun shows and pawn shops and another article that mentions the pawn detail doing their job during the Christmas holidays. It says that for the entire year of 2010, law enforcement only cleared 11% of burglary cases in total using their vast resources of investigation and mentions that on the occasion that something does turn up in a pawn shop that it is a big break in the case. In other words, they aren't clearing very many burglaries via pawn shops. They don't get very many big breaks.