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Lee Co. family offers reward for missing jewelry

Lisa Bartlett Lisa Bartlett
LEE CO., GA (WALB) -

A Lee County family is offering a reward tonight to catch a thief they say stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from their home. Lisa Bartlett says she and her family's nerves have been on edge since they returned from work Wednesday night.

That's when she made the unsettling discovery. Around 15 thousand dollars worth of heirloom jewelry, from her late mother and grandmother, was missing from their home in the 300 block of Creekside Drive.

"I sold a ring and I went to go get the ring to pack it to ship and I noticed that one of my ring boxes was gone. I had been in that box the day before yesterday, Tuesday morning to get a ring out to wear, so it had to of happened sometime between Tuesday and yesterday."

Bartlett says she's not sure of an exact time a thief could have entered the home. But she thinks she knows how the crook got in.

The Bartlett's had a broken lock on one of their three doors at the back of the home. Lisa believes the thief came through the screen door and looked through the windows and checked every door for the easiest entry.

"I didn't sleep last night. Just the thought of someone violating us like that. That bothers me more than just the material stuff itself."

Now, the family is beefing up security, updating their alarm system, locks and even adding cameras to make sure they aren't hit again.

"They went through the House to get to it. They had to pass tv's, tablets. Our guess is that they just came in, just got an easy in and out and they're planning to come back."

The Bartletts are offering a $2,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the person that invaded their home.

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