Thieves Nab $5M in Art, Jewels from Rancho Santa Fe Home - NBC 7 San Diego

Thieves Nab $5M in Art, Jewels from Rancho Santa Fe Home



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    Someone broke into a Rancho Santa Fe home two months ago and stole art and jewelry valued at more than $5 million officials said.

    Deputies are asking the public to help apprehend the suspects wanted for the burglary that happened sometime between 9 p.m. Monday, June 17 and 6 a.m. Tuesday, June 18.

    Among the items that were stolen were sculptures by Andreas von Zadora Gerlof (pictured above) and Chinese sculptures. Investigators estimate 20 pieces were stolen with a valued of more than $3 million.

    The jewelry, four necklace and bracelet sets valued at around $100,000 each, were made of tourmaline, diamond, cabochon and citrine officials said.

    Also missing are 11 paintings valued at more than $1 million.

    One Monet print and one Pissarro print were stolen along with the Jose Maria Velasco oil on canvas painting included in the evidence photos.

    Anyone with information on this case should call the Sheriff’s Department’s Encinitas Station at (858) 966‐3500 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580‐8477.

    Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case.