Burglars Swipe $5M in Art, Jewels—From Private Home

Monet, Picasso prints among items taken

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 7, 2013 11:59 AM CDT

(Newser) – Another multimillion-dollar heist is in the news, but this one involves a private home. Police in ritzy Rancho Sante Fe near San Diego say thieves made off with $5 million worth of art and jewelry from the estate, reports the Union-Tribune and Fox 5 San Diego. The loot includes a Monet print, a Picasso print, several other paintings, gold and diamond jewelry, and pricey sculptures. Police are keeping an eye out for the items to be surface on the black market, but so far no luck.

The Four Seasons Clock sculpture by Andreas von Zadora-Gerlof was among the items stolen.
The "Four Seasons Clock" sculpture by Andreas von Zadora-Gerlof was among the items stolen.   (San Diego County Sheriff's Department)
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