Over $5 Million in Artwork and Jewelry Stolen During a Residential Burglary in Rancho Santa Fe

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 11 paintings from various artists, 1 Monet print  and 1 Pissaro print stolen, all valued at over $1 million, as well as 4 very elaborate gold, tourmaline, diamond, cabochon, citrine necklace and bracelet sets valued at about $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 over $3 million.

RSF Burglary

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 (760) 966-3519.
  • Media inquires about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Deputy Adriana Uribe

at (619) 531-1547