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Family heirlooms stolen from North Park home, highlighting string of burglaries

Posted: 6:09 PM, Feb 02, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-03 02:09:51Z
Family returns to ransacked home in North Park
Family returns to ransacked home in North Park
Family returns to ransacked home in North Park
Family returns to ransacked home in North Park

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The theft of some family heirlooms from a home in North Park has left residents wondering if a burglar is targeting their neighborhood.

Mike Warnick and his wife, Kristin, returned to their home near University Avenue and Utah Street after 10 p.m. Tuesday and found the rooms ransacked. A screen had been cut open at a bedroom window.

The intruder had dumped the jewelry box in the walk-in closet. More than 40 pieces in all were gone, including jewelry gifted to them from Kristin's parents.

Among the missing items was a gold coin in the family for generations, watches and two rings given to Kristin by her grandmother, who passed away more than a decade ago.

"They are irreplaceable. It's very disheartening," said Warnick.

They're not alone.

According to neighbors, in a one-block radius, there have been a total of four similar break-ins in the past month and a half, including two that Tuesday night.

Anyone with information is asked to call the San Diego Police Department at 619-531-2000.