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Video shows team of thieves stealing 'irreplaceable' family heirlooms

Posted at 5:19 PM, May 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-23 20:20:59-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Surveillance video caught on team of thieves targeting a home in Point Loma.

The home sits on a street just off Catalina boulevard. Last Thursday, just before 8 p.m., an SUV is seen driving up and then driving away. 12 minutes later, it's back. This time, it parks. As the camera switches to night vision, three figures emerge. On the side of the home, they are seen hunting for a way in.

The dual-pane sliding door in the kitchen is later found shattered. The next time they are seen, the three burglars wearing hoodies are scrambling out of the home, two of them carrying safes. Once they reach the SUV, they toss the safes into the back and take off.

Inside the safes: a partial coin collection and dozens of pieces of jewelry, many of them family heirlooms.

"I'm angry amd there is a feeling of being empty," said David, who asked 10news not to identify him.

One of the stolen pieces is an opal-and-diamond necklace belonging to David's 90-year-old mother, who is living with dementia. She helped design the piece to celebrate her journey from file clerk to business owner at the same business.

"Something missing you can't replace ... My mother became a success in a man's world. Very proud of her," said David, choking back tears.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Crimestoppers at 888-580-8477.