Wellington woman recovers stolen wedding ring

Posted at 1:43 PM, Sep 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-18 14:28:04-04

Nicole Benjoino is still trying to process the last 24 hours.

"I kind of thought that the chances would be slim to none of somebody returning something like this."

On September 4th she set her rings down to sample some soaps at Bath and Body Works. Surveillance video shows a woman taking the rings.

When Nicole spoke to us Friday she was devastated.

Less than 24 hours after our story ran and countless shares on Facebook, she got the call Saturday she was hoping for.

"Different tears. It was tears of joy," says Benjoino.

She says whoever stole the rings brought them back to the store, then made a quick exit.

"Media coverage helped. I know PBSO, but I have an angel in heaven," she said.

The rings are valued at $14,000, but they mean so much more. Her grandmother gave them to her who passed away a few years ago.

Now Nicole can fulfill her plan of giving them to her daughter Brook for her wedding.

And there's one more thought on Nicole's mind. Apart from detectives, social media and so many others, her grandmother somehow played a part as well in this happy conclusion.

"I just know she had some hand in getting this back to me."