Monet, sculptures stolen from Rancho Sante Fe home

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SAN DIEGO – Burglars got away with artwork and jewelry worth more than $5 million from a Rancho Santa Fe home, sheriff’s detectives said Tuesday.

Nearly a dozen paintings, including a Monet print and a Pissarro print, worth more than $1 million were stolen.  Twenty sculptures, some Chinese and some by Andreas von Zadora-Gerlof, were taken along with the jewelry, including elaborate gold, tourmaline, diamond, cabochon, and citrine necklaces and bracelet sets, the San Diego Sheriff’s Department said.

The burglary occurred between 9 p.m. June 17 and 6 a.m. June 18, but sheriff’s detectives did not disclose the address. The burglars took artwork, including 11 paintings, valued at more than $1 million, and prints by Claude Monet and Camille Pissarro, according to detectives.

The median annual income in Rancho Santa Fe in 2010 was estimated at $188,859, ranking it as one of the highest income areas in the nation with a population of more than 1,000. Rancho Santa Fe had about 3,100 residents in 2010.

Anyone with more information about the burglary was asked to call the sheriff’s department’s Encinitas Station at (858) 966-3500, or   Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477; email, sdcrimestoppers.com.

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