Detectives on Wednesday worked to determine who broke into a La Jolla home and stole a Picasso lithograph valued at $5,000, more than $25,000 worth of jewelry, a pistol and a sports car.
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A woman who lives in the house on Belvedere Street, near Monte Vista Avenue, reported the burglary at about 2 p.m. Tuesday, according to San Diego police.
The resident told investigators she returned home from an outing to find a print of Pablo Picasso's "Girl with a Red Beret" missing, along with numerous pieces of jewelry, a .40-caliber Glock handgun and a 1995 convertible Porsche, which has a California license plate number of #5EVM105, SDPD public-affairs Lt. Andra Brown said.
The thief or thieves had forced entry through a side door, according to Brown.
Neighbors told 10News the new homeowner has lived at the home for about six months. 10News was also told that high stakes burglaries are rare in the community.
Three weeks ago, another Picasso lithograph worth $30,000 was stolen from a mansion in Marin County when police say 100 teens partied in the home belonging to a former Ukrainian prime minister who is serving time in prison. Two weeks later, the pricey art piece was returned and left propped up against a fence near the home.
The La Jolla homeowner said she hopes she is just as lucky.
Police had no suspect description as of Wednesday afternoon, Brown said.
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