Teen finds, returns missing jewelry to Garabedians

Teen finds, returns missing jewelry to Garabedians

SPOKANE, Wash. --- Two months ago, Dr. Garabedian spoke to KREM 2 News after someone stole family heirlooms from his house. One of the pieces that was taken, was an Armenian medal he got from the president of Armenia.

Thankfully, police were able to arrest Reuben Miller for stealing the jewelry, but Garabedian still had not gotten back all of the item that were stolen.

Tavis Walker, a high school teen, stumbled upon a piece of jewelry in the alley when he was walking home.

"Found it laying there because I saw something silver, I looked over to pick it up and found it was bracelets,” said Walker.

Turns out Walker’s dad recognized the pieces of jewelry from a story KREM 2 did about the stolen heirlooms.

The bracelets belong to Dr. Garabendian’s wife.

"Thank you very much, it means a lot to my wife, I brought for her from Armenia,” Dr. Garabedian said.



"It makes me feel good like I am doing the right thing,” commented Walker.

Dr. Garabedian has been helping patients for 40 years in Spokane. Walker’s cousin is actually one of those patients as well.

A chance find and a chance meeting has given this doctor something back that he was lost for good. It also gave Walker something to be proud of.




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