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. Chris in Va.

    Which of his wives did the jewelry belong to?

    February 26, 2009 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  2. Mike Dallas

    Well you said you wanted to downsize, so, looks like one of the cons posing as a prospective buyer of the house, agreed with you!

    Your family jewels are now smaller!

    February 26, 2009 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  3. Chris W, Tampa

    Mittens has pawned the jewelry.
    No finger prints, that's why they call him _____.

    February 26, 2009 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  4. Patrick Peavy Dallas,TX

    He has more money than me and I want some of it. I am a whiny woe is me liberal. Being poor sucks but I hate rich people. Boo hoo Jane...

    I really hate liberals.

    February 26, 2009 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  5. Marty, FL

    No matter how much I may disagree with Romney's politics, I'm sorry this happened to their family.

    February 26, 2009 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  6. Tina

    Everybody trying to stay relevant....Tired of it, yes. I am republican and this sounds Palin 2!

    February 26, 2009 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  7. Ilona Hussein Proud Canadian

    Sorry folks!

    Fishy, Fishy, Fishy.

    America first.
    =============

    Did you appraise the pieces of jewellery?

    This could be a HUGE HOAX!

    Yes, I agree with most of these comments. WHO WOULD
    LEAVE VALUABLE JEWELLRY IN A HOUSE THAT IS
    ON THE OPEN MARKET FOR SALE?

    MITT ROMNEY, IF THIS IS THE WAY YOU PROTECT YOUR
    OWN, HOW IN THE NAME OF HEAVEN DO YOU EXPECT
    AMERICANS TO TRUST YOU TO PROTECT THEM?

    February 26, 2009 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  8. Jack Meoff

    Just tell him to get out of La Jolla. He and his idiot ways of taking care of his personal items need not be here!!!!!!

    February 26, 2009 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  9. A Real Sister

    No forcible entry? probably someone with access? You betcha' sounds like an attempt at Insurance fraud to me. He even looks shady.

    February 26, 2009 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  10. ED

    Ellie February 26th, 2009 9:00 pm ET
    Hummmmmmm….sounds like another RICH WHITE MAN trying to beat the insurance "get my money back at all costs" system.
    -----------
    Sounds to me like YOUR type of lifestyle, Ellie - have some experience in "scamming" the system, do ya?

    February 26, 2009 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  11. A Virginian

    If a crime was commited than that is wrong, because no one has the right to steal other people property. But now days I really don't trust anything Republicans and Democrats say when it comes to money

    February 26, 2009 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  12. Shibumi

    Do any liberals actually believe you can become wealthy by determination and hard work? Or does the "hard work" aspect scare the snot out of you?

    February 26, 2009 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  13. Linda from Minnesota

    The hate spewed by both sides is scary to me. Obama wants this country to unite. He is reaching out to those who didn't vote for him, are republicans, etc. Why can't we do the same?

    That said, never in my life did I think I'd hate conservatives like I do. They have no clue what a true liberal is. We don't want free things, we don't want your money, we work, we pay our taxes, we even go to church. We just don't want the conservative right to tell us who to love, what to do with our bodies and yes, we do want to feed the hungry and make sure no one sleeps outside in the richest nation in the world. Try sleeping outside in the winter in Minnesota. The homeless are not drunken bums, they are homeless familes and children. How can anyone not want to take care of a child who by no fault of their own is hungry and homeless. Or the single mom. Subsidize her daycare and school so she can get off welfare. Around every corner is a barrier for someone living in poverty. Conservatives don't get it.

    February 26, 2009 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  14. Gracie

    This is NOTHING but another RICH WHITE MAN trying to beat the insurance fraud system. Mitt Romney LOST 100s of MILLIONS in his Presidential run, that's money down the drain.

    AND NOW he's facing financial burdens and HAS to sell two of his MANSIONS. Romney's claims that they don't need the space doesn't even make sense at all.

    NO RICH PERSON sells their home during a recession unless they are in serious financial trouble. DONALD TRUMP just filed bankruptcy AGAIN!

    This whole notion that Mitt Romney is RICH beyond words is nothing but a FARSE!!! His wealth came from his family, he inherited a lot of it from his family.

    February 26, 2009 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  15. reggie

    Very sorry to hear that. Low-life theifs, get a job and stop stealing from others!!!

    February 26, 2009 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  16. ED

    Shibumi February 26th, 2009 9:35 pm ET
    Do any liberals actually believe you can become wealthy by determination and hard work? Or does the "hard work" aspect scare the snot out of you?
    -------
    "Determination" and "hard work" ARE NOT a Liberal Dem mantra. "Gimme-gimme" IS! Well, now they have their $65/mo "gimme-gimme." CONGRATULATIONS!

    YES - "hard work" scares the snot out of Liberal Dems!

    February 26, 2009 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  17. Stu in Las Vegas

    Just so you all know, Mitt Romney's "House" is more than that. His wife and kids call it a "cabin" , when is a estate he owns in Park City, Utah that he is selling for 5.5 Million !

    See, it's not just John McBush that has multiple homes !!

    February 26, 2009 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  18. CAMI

    I am an Obama suporter, but I am sorry about the robbery. A lot of times jewelry has sentmental value and that can never be replaced. Also, people who travel back and forth between homes do not always take everything in the home with them. I'm sure the Romney's have someone looking after the house when they aren't there, especially if it's for sale and people will be in and out.

    On a side note, I am really sick and tired of so many conservatives on this site constantly bashing liberals as being deadbeats that don't want to work for a living. A bad economy hurts everyone – right, left and in the middle and I'm sure there are a huge number of all of them in bad shape right now. So how about showing a little kindness instead of so much hatred for a change. None of us knows what kind of trouble we may find ourselves in somewhere down the road, throught no fault of our own.

    February 26, 2009 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  19. sherry

    Sound's suspicous to me.......
    Why would you leave Jewelry in a house you were showing to be sold?
    Just another crooked republican trying to cash in on an insurance claim....

    February 26, 2009 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  20. bsmith171

    where was tim GEITHNER when this happened?

    February 26, 2009 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  21. Stu in Las Vegas

    Oh yeah, The Romney's don't know the value of the items stolen, But it was just on the news here in Vegas that they can get all the values and photos from Mrs. Romney's "Jewelry Consultant" !!!

    Hmmm, interesting. So, where is the "Jewelry Consultant" ? No signs of forced entry? Hmmm.

    Insurance Scam, and I bet the insurance Company will just pay up because it's Mitt Romney

    February 26, 2009 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  22. proud army navy mom

    To Nina:
    Miltary family's were asked including mine. If you would have read or watched the whole story, you would know that the coffins can only be photographed if the family consents. You must be a rethug, that is the only thing that would explain your ignorance of the facts.

    February 26, 2009 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  23. once upon a horse

    "For it is easier for camel to go through a needle's eye than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God"
    Luke 18:25

    You would think conservatives would KNOW this since they claim to have the corner on religion.
    Make fun of the rich...INDEED!

    February 26, 2009 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  24. John

    Robbed is the wrong word. He was burgled, not robbed.

    February 26, 2009 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  25. john

    hes so rich where is the dam home security???

    February 26, 2009 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
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