Jewelry worth $113,000 stolen from Hearst Drive home Tuesday

Homeowners find lights on when they return at night

Jewelry, cash and gold coins were among the estimated $113,100 reported stolen Tuesday from a home in the 1100 block of Hearst Drive, police reports said.

The jewelry had been kept in a safe but the key was discovered during the burglary, which occurred between noon and 8:15 p.m.

The homeowners left the house dark and the doors locked but noticed lights on when they came home and found their home had been ransacked.

Among the lengthy list of items stolen were a turquoise and diamond ring valued at $10,000; a 1.5 carat diamond ring valued at $10,000; an $8,000 necklace and earring set; gold coins worth $8,000; a $7,000 diamond bracelet; diamond earrings worth $6,500; a $6,000 gold bracelet; a diamond and gold necklace and earring set worth $5,000; three gold chains totaling $5,000; a $4,000 diamond ring; and $2,000 cash.

While there was no sign of forced entry, a broken key was discovered stuck in a decorative doorknob. Exit was apparently made through a bedroom sliding door.


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Posted by Harriet B. Hind
a resident of Amador Estates
on Mar 22, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Insurance fraud?

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Posted by cautionary tale
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 22, 2012 at 11:49 pm

For some reason there is a lot of jewelry stolen from these parts> Now if you think about it, jewelry is hard to find in a house. All of a sudden, all this valuable stuff is gone. Hummmmm! This is a very fishy story. I agree with Harriet B. Insurance Fraud!!!!

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Posted by Leland
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Mar 23, 2012 at 4:46 am

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Posted by Tango
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Mar 23, 2012 at 9:12 am

If I had that kind of jewelry I would not keep it in my safe. I think I might did a whole in the back yard and keep it there. I also have a big barky dog. Our safe is used to keep very important papers , those are papers that we want to save from fire. Don't suggest that a person use a safety deposit box, they are not really safe anymore.

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