'Priceless' heirloom disappears after break-in

Posted at 6:31 PM, Sep 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-11 21:31:17-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A Clairemont woman says she came home to a break-in and heartbreak.

On Friday afternoon at the Balboa Arms condos, Terri Harrison's adult daughter discovered a ransacked home.

The intruder likely ripped a window screen before reaching in and unlocking the window.

Missing from a bedroom was her daughter's laptop. In the master bedroom, a lock box was emptied of personal documents and some six pieces of jewelry, including a set of pearls belonging to her mom.

Both her mother and father passed away two year ago.

"You wear something that's hers, you feel like she's close to you again ... So that's really hard.  It's like losing her again, she had Alzheimer's, so we lost her multiple times to the disease," said Harrison.

Also stolen was a sundial given to she and her husband by her dad.

Harrison says the break-in was one of three that same day in the condo complex.

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