BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Grandmother Joy Henderson says she lost her family heirlooms Friday, after burglars kicked in her door and stole her 1,000-pound gun safe.
"I had my husband's tennis shoe when he was killed [in a car accident] in there, one tennis shoe you know and to them that's nothing, but to me, it meant a lot," Henderson said tearfully.
Police say burglars broke into Henderson's boyfriend's home in Southwest Bakersfield in broad daylight and hauled the nearly six-foot safe out.
She had savings for her grandchildren, personal files and keepsakes that aren't replaceable. "My grandmother's pearls that my baby sister was married with, [my sister's] baby handprint."
She showed 23ABC the empty space where her safe used to be and the tire marks on her driveway from the burglars speeding off.
Henderson is keeping an eye out for her jewelry, "every time I see a woman I'm going to be looking at her hand [for my grandmother's ring]."
She hopes with more awareness someone will come forward to help her get her family treasures back.
If you know anything regarding this crime you can call Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
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