Burglars snag $10-million in art, jewelry and other luxury items

POSTED: Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 9:00pm

UPDATED: Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 9:04pm

Investigators are asking for the public's help in solving an alleged Santa Monica, California burglary estimated to involve $10 million in art, vehicles and jewelry.

The victim returned home from a trip on September 14 to find that their home had been burglarized, according to Santa Monica police.

"We're looking for the public's help," said Sgt. Richard Lewis of the Santa Monica Police Department. "If they know anything about the crime, anybody trying to fence art, investigators are working any leads they can get while they work the leads they currently have."

Investigators say the alleged crime occurred sometime between 3 p.m. on September 12 and 8 p.m. on September 14.

The following items are suspected stolen, and add up to more than $10 million:

- Several "high-end paintings"
- Two wooden box art pieces
- Ared 2010 Porsche Carrera 4S, which was parked in the garage
- Several expensive watches
- Wine
- A "small amount" of cash

Photographs of the stolen artwork along with the victim's vehicle and descriptions of the watches are available on the Santa Monica Police Department website. 

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