$200K in jewelry stolen from home | PostIndependent.com

$200K in jewelry stolen from home

A New Castle woman came home from vacation Sunday only to find out that an estimated $200,000 worth of her jewelry was gone.Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario said the womans house sitter called police after discovering that the homeowners large collection gold, diamonds and precious stones had disappeared from her home sometime during the weekend.She was on vacation and the house sitter noticed the house was entered, Vallario said. The sheriffs office is investigating the theft, which occurred at a home on Highway 6&24 east of New Castle. Vallario declined to identify the homeowner.He said the investigation could be tough because jewelry is notoriously difficult to track. He said the woman had been collecting the jewelry for the past 35 years. She claimed that her homeowners insurance would cover it, he said. Were confident it was a legitimate burglary. Its still under investigation.Contact Greg Mass: 945-8515, ext. 511gmasse@postindependent.com

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