Paris 'Devastated' Over Diamond Heist

The good news: Burglar who stole millions in baubles was caught on tape
By Rebecca Smith Hurd,  Newser User
Posted Dec 22, 2008 11:21 AM CST
Television personality Paris Hilton attends the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel grand opening party on Nov. 14, 2008 in Miami Beach, Fla.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
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(Newser) – Paris Hilton says she is “devastated” over the loss of more than $2 million in jewelry stolen from her Los Angeles home last week. “I cannot believe someone broke into my home. They took items that had such sentimental value that no one will ever be able to replace. I’m just thankful that I wasn’t there,” the heiress told Life & Style.

The missing baubles, which an insider described as millions of dollars in diamonds, family heirlooms, and more, could be recovered—surveillance cameras apparently caught the crook on tape. “The thief was wearing a black hoody and knew exactly where to go, like he’s been there before,” a source said. Hilton, who was out when the robbery occurred, expanded her security to three round-the-clock bodyguards.