Intruder breaks into newlywed couple's San Diego home, grabs wedding gifts

Posted at 5:09 PM, Oct 11, 2018

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A break-in at a home Wednesday left a newlywed couple without some wedding gifts and priceless family heirlooms.

"Just makes me sad this happened," said Lucy Piccinini, choking back tears.

Lucy and her husband, Chris, recently married and bought their first home together in San Carlos. Chris discovered the break-in when he got home Wednesday. A window screen had been pried open after a window was accidentally left unlocked.    

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Missing was more than $600 in gift cards and hundreds of dollars in cash received from the wedding.  A jewelry box in the bedroom was also gone. Dozens of pieces of jewelry were stolen, including a gold-and-diamond bracelet her mother gave to her on her wedding day.

"It was my something borrowed and something new. It was passed down to her," said Piccinini.

Piccinini is also upset because her 5-month-old black lab, Bailey, who was in his kennel during the break-in, has been acting skittish and vomiting, possibly from chewing up his bed.

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"Just her way of coping with the trauma, of unwanted people in the house," said Piccinini.

If you have any information on the case, call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.