Craigslist ad leads to loads of stolen goods

Posted at 7:28 PM, Jul 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-12 22:28:30-04

Nothing makes Rory Derr more excited than golfing.

“These are my woods and my irons,” she said.

Her family has made quite the investment in golf clubs in the 10 years she's been playing the sport.

It made her heart drop when she learned someone has been going around stealing golf clubs, surf boards, and other people's personal property.

“It hurts me that someone thinks that's OK. I've gone through multiple sets of clubs that cost lots of money. To have that stolen is heartbreaking,” Rory said.

San Diego Sheriff's Deputies are trying to find the owners of more than 100 stolen items.

Deputies in Encinitas say a man contacted them to report someone stole his surfboard then tried to sell it on Craigslist.

When undercover investigators went to purchase the man's stolen surfboard, they found dozens more stashed in a home in San Diego.

Officers say the thief broke into people's garages and cars and took the items.

“It's scary actually, if you're not home what can people take and do,” Kirsten Marvin said.

Deputies would not say where the thefts occurred.

Rory and her family say the crimes are yet another reminder to not take their security for granted.

“It makes me more cautious about locking doors and making sure my car is locked,” Rory said.

So far, no arrests have been made because investigators want to identify more victims first.