Burglars Steal Safe Holding $10M In Jewelry, Cash From Wilshire District Home

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Los Angeles police need the public’s help to identify the burglars who stole a safe, which held about $10 million in personal property and cash, from a home in the Wilshire District.

The burglary happened March 13 at 8:30 p.m., when a neighbor heard noise coming from a home in the 200 block of South Highland Avenue. A home security alarm went off, and LAPD Wilshire Division officers were sent out.

The officers discovered the burglars had jumped over a security gate and smashed in a glass door to get into the home. Once inside, the burglars ransacked the home and found the safe inside a walk-in closet, according to a police report. They used a rug outside the bedroom to move the safe down the stairs and out the front door.

Police say the safe was believed to contain personal documents, jewelry and cash valued at about $10 million.

Anyone with information about this burglary can call Officer Rafael Virrueta at (213) 486-6983.

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  • Pedro

    Someone hit the Lotto jackpot,

  • uhoh

    Yeah right. Probably had like $20 in it

  • duh

    Neighbors heard the noises, an alarm went off, yet the thieves still had time to drag a SAFE, via a rug, down stairs, load it up, and escape before police arrived. Can’t make this stuff up, folks…

  • JIM

    Now a good neighbor armed with a Glock and a good stand your ground / castle doctrine law would have been in a position to take care of the thieves and still gave the cops time to finish their coffee. What difference does it make which paper work the cops have to fill out. Burglary report or coroners report!

  • me

    Hahaha. Duh, you beat me to it. I might add that people with $10,000,000 of bobbles and other things do not keep it in a portable safe in a closet. Continue wasting our tax dollars looking for the thieves but I don’t think you will find them as they apparently have magical powers.

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