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Burglars Steal $100,000 in Jewelry From Rep. Issa's Home

More than 50 pieces of jewelry—watches, rings, earrings, bracelets—were stolen.

An investigation was under way Friday into the theft of "priceless" items of jewelry from the Vista home of Republican Congressman Darrell Issa.

The burglary at the home in Vista's upscale Shadowridge neighborhood occurred in the early evening hours of Nov. 29, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department, which put the loss at $100,000. More than 50 pieces of jewelry—watches, rings, earrings, bracelets—were stolen, U-T San Diego reported.

Issa told the newspaper through a spokesman Thursday that the stolen pieces were "priceless" to his family.

"The items that were taken were irreplaceable family heirlooms that were inherited by the Issa family," Frederick Hill said.

Issa, 59, chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and is one of the wealthiest members of Congress. Prior to joining the House in 2001, he became a multi-millionaire running Vista-based Directed Electronics, a manufacturing company involved in automobile security and other products.

-City News Service

Frankie December 08, 2012 at 01:39 AM
This sucks, I hate thief's, if he made millions on security devices for automobiles why wasn't his house secured??? Doesn't sound right to me.
Brenda December 09, 2012 at 10:57 AM
ahh 100k, a drop in the bucket to him. He gets paid plenty to replace it and surely he has insurance, doh. No sympathy from me for someone who keeps that much valuable jewelry in their home. Hell, I was robbed for 15k in jewelry and never got a phone call from a detective for a followup. Bet the whole force is out to find the Reps Jewelry!
Brenda December 09, 2012 at 10:57 AM
Brenda 2:57 am on Sunday, December 9, 2012 ahh 100k, a drop in the bucket to him. He gets paid plenty to replace it and surely he has insurance, doh. No sympathy from me for someone who keeps that much valuable jewelry in their home. Hell, I was robbed for 15k in jewelry and never got a phone call from a detective for a followup. Bet the whole force is out to find the Reps Jewelry!
John December 10, 2012 at 01:53 AM
Have Chumlee give the police a call if someone tries to sell the stuff.

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