Safe with $200K-plus of gold coins, jewelry, cash stolen from Atascadero home

Police say that burglars stole a safe with more than $200,000 worth of gold coins, jewelry and cash from an Atascadero home Wednesday.

The burglars likely broke in between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m., and seemed specific as to what they wanted to steal from the home on Fresno Avenue — between San Jacinto and Rosario avenues — the Atascadero Police Department said Thursday.

Officers found a rear bedroom window broken, police said. A woman who lives there had reportedly returned home to find her front door wide open.

Burglars used a furniture dolly from the garage to move the safe out of the house and to an awaiting vehicle, police said.

Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information toward solving the case.

Call police at 461-5051, Crime Stoppers at 549-7867, send a text message starting with “SLOTIPS” to 274637 or visit http://snipr.com/slocrimestoppers.