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 a residential burglary
that occurred in June in Rancho Santa Fe.
Detectives said that sometime between 9:00 p.m. on June 17, 2013 and 6:00 a.m. on
June 18, 2013, unknown suspects entered a home in Rancho Santa Fe and stole
jewelry, paintings and other pieces of artwork valued in excess of $5 million dollars.
There were eleven 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.
Media inquiries about the case can be directed to Detective Brett Garrett at
at (619) 531‐1547
This is a picture of one of the pieces: