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Issa´s San Diego home burglarized
of $100,000 in jewelry

The Hill [Washington, DC], by Justin Sink

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 12/7/2012 1:17:03 PM

Burglars stole more than 50 pieces of jewelry worth around $100,000 from the home of House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), according to local media reports. The burglary occurred in the early evening of Nov. 29, according to a spokesman for the San Diego County Sheriff´s department. The haul included watches, earrings, rings and bracelets, according to the San Diego Union Tribune. “The items that were taken were irreplaceable family heirlooms that were inherited by the Issa family,” Issa spokesman Frederick Hill told the paper.

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It would be so distressing to lose irreplaceable family heirlooms. You would have thought he would have an excellent security system.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: kanphil, 12/7/2012 1:20:55 PM     (No. 9053876)

I am surprised he didn´t have stuff like that locked up in a safe.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: civilservant, 12/7/2012 1:46:12 PM     (No. 9053922)

The concept of wealth distribution is not so clear to some.........it means that the GOVERNMENT can steal from the ´rich´, not open season on everybody.......

But expect more of this all over America.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Psalm91:11, 12/7/2012 1:58:57 PM     (No. 9053947)

Where is Sandy Berger?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab, 12/7/2012 2:16:03 PM     (No. 9053975)

Payback for F&F investigations, or a warning to not continue????

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Reply 5 - Posted by: caddyjak, 12/7/2012 2:20:48 PM     (No. 9053985)

Holder just taking a little going away gift for himself.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Safari Man, 12/7/2012 2:33:22 PM     (No. 9053999)

No mention of surveillance equipment, but with that kind of wealth, I would be surprised if they don´t have some good pictures of the perps. And I would not be at all surprised if they are connected with Holder in some way.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: dixonnh, 12/7/2012 2:36:19 PM     (No. 9054004)

Exactly right #4.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: gagolfer, 12/7/2012 2:40:26 PM     (No. 9054012)

That kind of jewelry should be in a safe deposit box not in the home. You can get jewelry insurance that is in force only when you take the pieces out to wear. Of course he may have had it all insured, but if these were heirlooms they can´t be replaced so shouldn´t be left where they can be stolen. Not smart to do whether you live in CA or Iowa, or SC.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 12/7/2012 3:04:27 PM     (No. 9054053)

I smell a rat, democRat that is.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: manitouman, 12/7/2012 3:10:37 PM     (No. 9054066)

C´mon. If he left it at home he didn´t need it . . . Did he?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Penney, 12/7/2012 3:22:48 PM     (No. 9054081)

Is this a statist attempt to intemidate him? How low can dem pols go?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 12/7/2012 4:06:09 PM     (No. 9054156)

Didn´t he have an alarm? He made his money on car alarms!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: bob913, 12/7/2012 4:27:04 PM     (No. 9054183)

Get a webcam and software that emails you when there is a break in. I have one that sends video, still photos and email. Price under $300

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Reply 14 - Posted by: thewarden, 12/7/2012 5:09:39 PM     (No. 9054242)

We have alarm system, bolted safe, leave on lights and radios when we leave, and we´re putting in cameras with DVR and Internet access as we speak. Oh, and we´re big fans of Dirty Harry, hint hint. Not much else you can do. Feel for Issa but you have to lock up everything these days... wonder if this was a message from O?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: vesicant, 12/7/2012 5:21:57 PM     (No. 9054268)

I bet the posters on Huffpo and Daily Beast are saying he deserved it.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: curious1, 12/7/2012 5:33:27 PM     (No. 9054291)

And possibly the jewelry theft is a distraction and something else was being looked for to blackmail/intimidate Issa - Of course the break-in itself could be the intimidation. Who knows?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: virbots, 12/7/2012 5:35:26 PM     (No. 9054295)

To #1 and others, the article doesn´t say whether they were locked up or not. Shouldn´t assume he didn´t. Safes and security systems, though helpful, will only delay, not stop a skilled and determined burglar.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Glocker, 12/7/2012 8:34:17 PM     (No. 9054460)

Watergate started with a small burglary also.

I smell a DemoRat.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Safari Man, 12/7/2012 9:42:40 PM     (No. 9054510)

I suspect the jewels were taken as a way to cover up the real purpose of the break-in. As others noted, it sounds like a professional break-in given the likelihood of locks and alarms. They were probably looking for something damaging on Issa to blackmail him with and just took the jewels to cover their tracks.


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