Burglars loot family’s home during funeral

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Kim Correa and her daughter Monique never thought someone would stoop so low. Burglars ransacked her home a few weeks ago in April, while she and her family were at her mother’s funeral.

"That someone would violate your property when you're mourning,” said Correa in disbelief.

“They went through every drawer,” Correa’s daughter, Monique Coleman added. “They took my wedding jewelry. They took computers."

The three suspects, two women and a man, were caught on surveillance cameras at stores where they used credit cards stolen from the home in the 6900 block of Wheatley Street in Linda Vista.

“They took my Coach and Mark Jacobs bags,” said Correa.

Even worse, the suspects took her late mother’s jewelry.

"Like more the memories that it held more than the value of the jewelry -- what it meant for my grandma to leave those things to me," said  Coleman as she fought back tears.

The family members said they don’t recognize the three suspects in the surveillance photos. Investigators believe the criminals saw the obituary printed in the newspaper and posted on Facebook. They apparently knew exactly when the family would be at the funeral home and when to break in.

Correa said the suspects already know where she lives, and she hopes they will do the right thing.

"It would be my greatest hope that the grandmother's items would be returned," said Correa.

Anyone with information that can help police track down the suspects is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477. A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.

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