A pregnant couple is turning to police -- and Facebook -- to help find their wedding rings and another $20,000 in stolen items stolen by a burglar who slipped into their home through a pet door in the garage.
Zack Alves, 37, of Morgan Hill blasted the social media plea on Monday, saying his home was burglarized on Oct. 9. He and his wife, Roz, 35, who wasn't wearing her wedding ring because of her bloated fingers, are so anxious to get their rings back, they are offering a $2,000 reward, no questions asked.
Morgan Hill police also put the word out on the department Facebook page, asking the public to help the couple retrieve their "most cherished items."
"We just hope we recover them," Alves told NBC Bay Area on Monday morning. "We also want to make people hyper aware that you need to lock your doors."
Alves said that the burglar slipped into his home through a pet door that led into a garage, and then into the house through the unlocked side door. A neighbor told him that he saw a woman riding away from his house on a Redline bike - also stolen from his house - that same day.
The rings include a Shane Co. princess-cut 1.0 karat center stone engagement ring and a matching wedding band. In the center stone of the diamond, there is a laser etching with the serial No. F1M90567.
In addition to the rings, Alves said other items stolen from his house include a Sony Vaio laptop, an iPad and two necklaces, among other things. Last Saturday, the couple said they found one of their stolen laptops and a game system at the San Jose flea market, and so they are hopeful that their other belongings are out there, too.
If you have any information on the rings, Alves is asking that you email him and his wife through Facebook, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 408-667-7603.