Jewelry stolen from Romney's Deer Valley home

Published February 25, 2009 4:25 pm
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A thief stole between 15 and 20 pieces of jewelry from Mitt Romney's Park City-area home last week, police said.

The former presidential candidate's wife, Ann, discovered the theft in a bedroom of the Deer Valley ski mansion on Feb. 17, said Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter.

There was no sign of forced entry into the house and nothing else was disturbed, Carpenter said.

"It was someone who had access to the residence," he said.

Multiple workers had entered the home for repairs on a shower and other parts of the house at the time of the theft, which happened between Jan. 5 and Feb. 17, he said.

No value or description of the jewelry was immediately available. Investigators are getting a complete description of the lost items and are gathering a list of workers who had access to the house.

Located in Deer Valley, the 9,500-square-foot ski villa is on the market for $5.25 million. A spokesman said last week the Romneys are selling the Deer Valley home and another in Massachusetts because they had "more space" than they needed.

A Romney spokesman could not be immediately reached for comment.

Romney ran the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City and served as governor of Massachusetts before mounting a failed run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008.

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