Sometime between 9 p.m. on June 17 and 6 a.m. on June 18, unknown suspects entered a home in Rancho Santa Fe and stole jewelry, paintings and other pieces of artwork valued in excess of $5 million, according to detectives.
San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department’s Encinitas station are asking for assistance from the public to help identify and locate the suspects wanted in connection with the burglary.
There were 11 paintings from various artists, one Monet print and one Pissarro print stolen, all valued at more than $1 million, as well as four very elaborate gold, tourmaline, diamond, cabochon, citrine necklace and bracelet sets valued at approximately $100,000 per set.
Also stolen were Chinese sculptures, but the majority of the artwork taken were sculptures by Andreas von Zadora Gerlof. A total of 20 pieces were stolen, valued at more than $3 million.
Anyone with information on this case should call the Sheriff’s Department’s Encinitas Station at (858) 966-3500 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Anonymous email and text messages can be sent in via www.sdcrimestoppers.com.
Photos of some of the items taken are below: