Chula Vista police are investigating a burglary of more than $100,000 at a home in the 2200 block of Rolling Ridge Road.
The burglary was reported shortly after 5 p.m. Monday evening, and police were at the house for hours making a long list of stolen items.
The Borja family returned home from work to find their bedrooms ransacked. One of the victims, Nicole Borja, told NBC 7 several expensive purses, a collection of jewelry accumulated over 30 years and a large safe with cash in it were stolen.
Police believe the suspects entered through a garage side door left unlocked. The evidence points to burglars who knew where to look, when to strike, and to cover their tracks.
The investigating officer said he's noticed an increase in the number of break-ins in the area, but the amount stolen from the Borja family is far greater than any others have reported.
Police are advising Chula Vista residents to keep their doors locked, invest in a home security system and report anything in the neighborhood that looks suspicious.