Pacific Beach theft robs woman of grandma's heirlooms

Posted at 6:20 AM, Mar 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-25 09:20:31-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A local woman was left devastated recently after a thief swipes a box of precious heirlooms, belonging to her late grandmother.

That woman is offering a reward to get the items back. No questions asked.

She's offering a $75 reward for items that probably doesn't even amount to near that much. But to the family, they mean everything.

"I think whoever might have it, doesn't even know the importance of it," Kelli Spraggins said of her grandmother's heirlooms. 

A box was delivered to her Pacific Beach doorstep, but Spraggins didn't receive it.

"It's a box of really important things, my grandma passed away a month ago," Spraggins said. "I went out and held her hands on her last days of being on this earth."

The box is full of memories, some cheap jewelry items left in her will, but pieces of who she was.

"There's a bear in the box, his name is 'Santi Bear,' and my grandma has traveled all over the world with him," Spraggins said.

She said she thinks a porch pirate stole the items and with it, Spragger's dream of traveling with the "Santi Bear," just as her grandmother did.

"I travel a lot, and I'm her only granddaughter, and we would love to get this back and keep it traveling and keep it in the family," she said.

Spragger has been putting up flyers in hopes someone saw something and comes forward. She said she has filed a police report as well, but so far no luck.