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Police in NY trying to find owners of 30K pieces of bling pinched by thief over 5 years

  • This Jan. 2, 2013 photo shows a pile of primarily costume jewelry among the mass of seized stolen goods during a news conference at Hudson Falls Village Court in Hudson Falls, N.Y. Few clues exist pointing to the owners of the roughly 30,000 items discovered after 39-year-old burglary suspect John Suddard’s recent arrest. So police are taking the novel step of displaying the items at the local high school Wednesday night, Jan. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/The Post-Star, Derek Pruitt)

    This Jan. 2, 2013 photo shows a pile of primarily costume jewelry among the mass of seized stolen goods during a news conference at Hudson Falls Village Court in Hudson Falls, N.Y. Few clues exist pointing to the owners of the roughly 30,000 items discovered after 39-year-old burglary suspect John Suddard’s recent arrest. So police are taking the novel step of displaying the items at the local high school Wednesday night, Jan. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/The Post-Star, Derek Pruitt)  (The Associated Press)

  • This undated photo provided by the Hudson Falls police shows serial burglary suspect John W. Suddard, Jr. Police in upstate New York who recovered 31 duffel bags stuffed with jewelry after Suddard's arrest now face the daunting task of finding owners for the mini-mountain of loot. (AP Photo/Hudson Falls Police via The Post-Star)

    This undated photo provided by the Hudson Falls police shows serial burglary suspect John W. Suddard, Jr. Police in upstate New York who recovered 31 duffel bags stuffed with jewelry after Suddard's arrest now face the daunting task of finding owners for the mini-mountain of loot. (AP Photo/Hudson Falls Police via The Post-Star)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Jan. 2, 2013 photo, New York State Police Lt. John Durling shows a picture of 39-year-old serial burglary suspect John W. Suddard, Jr. during a news conference at Hudson Falls Village Court in Hudson Falls, N.Y. Few clues exist pointing to the owners of the roughly 30,000 items discovered after Suddard’s recent arrest. So police are taking the novel step of displaying the items at the local high school Wednesday night, Jan. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/The Post-Star, Derek Pruitt)

    In this Jan. 2, 2013 photo, New York State Police Lt. John Durling shows a picture of 39-year-old serial burglary suspect John W. Suddard, Jr. during a news conference at Hudson Falls Village Court in Hudson Falls, N.Y. Few clues exist pointing to the owners of the roughly 30,000 items discovered after Suddard’s recent arrest. So police are taking the novel step of displaying the items at the local high school Wednesday night, Jan. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/The Post-Star, Derek Pruitt)  (The Associated Press)

Police in upstate New York face a daunting task in finding owners for jewelry and other valuables discovered stuffed into 31 duffel bags.

Few clues point to the owners of the roughly 30,000 items discovered after 39-year-old John Suddard's recent arrest. So police in the village of Hudson Falls near the Vermont border are taking the novel step of displaying the items at the local high school Wednesday night.

Burglary victims will be invited in where an officer will escort them around the tables set up in the cafeteria to see if any of the items are theirs.

Police say they have been inundated with calls from potential victims and plan to do at least one more display after Wednesday.