ST. PAUL, Minn. - St. Paul Police are looking into an reported burglary that stripped a female resident of her entire life savings.
Police spokesman Steve Linders confirms that the alleged victim, a 57-year-old who lives on the 1600 block of Abell Street, had her valuables stashed in her bedroom because she does not trust banks. The thieves got away with 100 gold bars valued at more than $1,200 apiece, $60,000 cash and a diamond ring valued at $36,000.
All told, the take was in excess of $216,000.
The victim's daughter discovered the burglary when she noticed a side door on the home had been pried open.
Linders says investigators have very little to go on at this point. Anyone who knows something about the heist is asked to call St. Paul Police.