(Editor's note: Indictments of Patrick Julian Bavero on charges reported in this story were dismissed in December 2016 on a motion by the Wake County District Attorney's Office. Story here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/crime/article130985049.html)
A Raleigh man surrendered Monday to face a larceny charge from police, who accused him of stealing a gym bag that held a $35,000 diamond earring in April at a fitness facility on Glenwood Avenue.
Pat Julian Bavero, 48, of 5710 Belmont Valley Court, turned himself in at the Wake County Detention Center on Hammond Road, records showed.
In a warrant sworn out April 28, police said Bavero had taken a black, Nike gym bag that contained $800 in cash and a stud earring with a 4.93-carat diamond. The victim valued the diamond and money at $35,795.
The warrant charged Bavero with felony larceny.
A police report said the theft happened at 7101 Glenwood Ave., which is the location of a Retro Fitness gym.
He was held in lieu of $5,000 bail.