February 26th, 2009
09:55 PM ET
6 years ago

Romney home robbed, say police

More than a dozen pieces of jewelry were stolen from former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s Deer Valley, Utah home last week.'
More than a dozen pieces of jewelry were stolen from former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s Deer Valley, Utah home last week.'

(CNN) - More than a dozen pieces of jewelry were stolen from former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s Deer Valley, Utah home last week, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

Park City police told the paper that the thief was likely someone who had access to the house. There was no sign of forced entry.

The $5 million home is currently up for sale, along with another Romney residence in Massachusetts.

The former Massachusetts governor will address activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington Friday, as he aims for his third win in the annual gathering’s presidential preference straw poll.


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  1. Rob in Detroit Mi.

    In the words of a "War" criminal SO.!!!!!!

    February 26, 2009 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  2. Jon

    Did they find his decency locked away in a cabinet somewhere?

    February 26, 2009 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  3. JUSTICE

    MAYBE IT WAS JOE THE PLUMBER!!

    February 26, 2009 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  4. decent american

    read kenneth minougs "liberal mind"

    it will enlighten you

    February 26, 2009 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  5. sandee in Portland

    @ED ...."Poor jealous, delusional Liberal Dems. Just can't stand someone who has "made it" by working hard and smart. Poor Liberal Dems"

    I think you need to be educated. Romney didn't earn his money by working hard and smart. He was born into money that gave him a large head start. Don't get me wrong, if Romney would have been elected to run for President, I would have voted for him. I think he's a heck of a businessman. But to say he "made it" by working hard implies he wasn't born with a silver spoon in his mouth, and he was.
    He really doesn't have the slightest idea of what you and I and the average person goes through on a daily basis.

    We need to elect people that weren't born into money but that came up by their bootstraps. They are the only ones that know what it takes to make it in today's world. President Obama is a good example of this.

    February 26, 2009 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  6. Jenny from IN

    Yeah, to the conservatives on here who think liberals are jealous of "success":

    Why don't you stick to trying to figure out why you lost so bad.

    Liberals are tired of watching sick characters like Romney crawl into the national scene with their multiple mansions toting about how they understand the needs of the average American. These are the same fools who are willing to let 18,000 other Americans die EVERY YEAR due to not being able to see a doctor because they are so afraid they might have to wait a couple more days to see their doctor in a non-emergency situation.

    February 26, 2009 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  7. Ren

    Why be mean to Romney many ask?
    Because he has supported the drug companies and insurance companies that have been price gouging us for decades and destroying our lives. He thinks that their evil corrupt ways are totally fine.
    It's sad because he is a good business man, he just has no morals. Remember his argument with John McCain regarding the drug companies?

    February 26, 2009 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  8. American

    He rubbed it from others anyhow....I strongly doubt that any of the CEO's earned his money through honest means.

    February 26, 2009 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  9. SCOTT

    WHY IS IT THE RIGHT WING POLITICAL ACTION GROUP CALLED CONSERVATIVE ACTION COMMITTEE IS BREECHING HATE, FAVORS ATTACKS ON THE COUNTRYAND SUPPORTS RADICALISM TO THE EXTREME THAT CREATES CHAOS?

    I THINK THAT HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH RADICAL RIGHT WING REPUBLICAN PARTY THAT HAS DESTROYED THIS COUNTRY FOR GREED AND POWER.

    SUPPORT YOUR CURRENT PRESIDENT AND STOP BREACHING HATRED!

    February 26, 2009 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  10. linda from south dakota

    a 5 million dollar home?? omg,, how does one know for sure that this really happened??? who knows, he may just want some sympathy,, welcome to the world rommey,, we americans have been robbed for years,, higher taxes etc,,, how were we helped out?????

    February 26, 2009 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  11. EBJ

    @ arithmetic is liberal

    I have to agree with you. Progressives need not be mean and lower themselves to make light of a person's plight no matter WHAT party they belong to. Let's just let the far right conservatives do that because they are very good when it comes to being mean. I recall some mean things said even when President Obama lost his grandmother last year. Believe me if this was something that had happened to Obama or any other Democrat you would have thought you were on the FoxNews site instead of CNN. Mama always said 2 wrongs don't make a right.

    February 26, 2009 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  12. markens

    so, who cares?. he can buy alot more of them.

    February 26, 2009 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  13. Steph

    Vacant house, horrible economy....this is happening to so many houses currently up for sale.

    February 26, 2009 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  14. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Doesn't sound like the house is for sale. Who would leave jewelry in a house they don't occupy while potential home buyers you don't know, including your realtor, just view at will. I've experienced selling a house that I was still living in and someone stole my wedding rings.

    February 26, 2009 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  15. gerryluimes

    Theft is theft,plain as water,to whomever it is directed.Innuendo about ones character or religious/political persuasion is not called for and demeaning to anybody guilty of expressing such an insult.
    Nody,not even Romney deserves to be targeted in this manner!!

    February 26, 2009 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  16. MikeNJ

    what's the problem here....this is the Obama tax plan in action.... this is how Chicago politicians re-distribute wealth.....they break into your home and steal it....... You know I thought Kennedy was the only brain dead Democrat.....I didn't realize Capitol Hill was full of them

    February 26, 2009 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  17. ED

    anonymous February 26th, 2009 7:53 pm ET
    I don't know. This seems to be happening quite a bit these days all across the country. I'm just suspicious by nature I guess. But I suspect many of these once wealthy have found themselves in a financial bind and, for insurance purposes, maybe having their own property vandalized or claiming it was, then filing large insurance claims to regroup and get money.
    ---------–
    You've been watching too much Obama, my friend - get a life!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 26, 2009 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  18. Joe Terrogano

    How many people today had to worry about foreclosure, unpaid medical bills, college tuition, credit card debt, income taxes, etc? How many jobless or laid-off folks are struggling to make it through the week? How many bankruptcy's were filed today? How many retiree's have to work because their savings/IRA's a down the drain?

    How many people really care if this guy lost some jewelry?

    February 26, 2009 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  19. america first

    all the pieces are probabaly insured.

    February 26, 2009 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  20. ED

    Jenny from IN February 26th, 2009 8:47 pm ET
    Yeah, to the conservatives on here who think liberals are jealous of "success":
    Why don't you stick to trying to figure out why you lost so bad.
    ---------–
    1. Yes, liberals are jealous of success - and don't want to work 12-hour days and take risks to succeed. (More fun to sit in front of the tube and "complain.")
    2. Conservatives lost - this time - because of the above.

    February 26, 2009 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  21. Biased

    All these comments are disgusting and not a darn thing will change with Obama's election. The hatred still flows freely and heaven forbid anyone miss any chance to ridicule the other side and do more name calling.

    February 26, 2009 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  22. Ellie

    WHO leaves jewelry in a home they are selling? WHO?

    This is so smelling like a rotten egg every minute.

    First he announces he's selling his two mansions because "they didn't need the space"....

    Then..... ONE of the homes for sell gets robbed.

    Hummmmmmm....sounds like another RICH WHITE MAN trying to beat the insurance "get my money back at all costs" system.

    February 26, 2009 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  23. Lush Limprick is the real Republican Nazi Committee chairman!

    Sorry you were robbed, Mittens.

    February 26, 2009 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  24. Jeff

    Did the thief find Hoffa there?

    February 26, 2009 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  25. Brian A., NY

    I agree, it was probably ACORN. There are probably a few of them still in the house. They live there now.

    February 26, 2009 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
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