The owner of more than $45,000 in jewelry taken from her Gardnerville Ranchos home said a witness has come forward.
Sharyon Katsaris said three people were seen walking toward her home at 1498 Muir Drive at about 8:05 a.m. on Monday. All three were wearing hooded sweatshirts and walked up to the door and appeared to be trying a key.
Katsaris said she was told one of the trio then tossed a water bottle through the basketball hoop in front of her house and then all three walked around to the back of the house.
She said the witness did not notice the burglars kick in the door, but saw them leave at about 8:30 a.m. wearing backpacks.
"They were in there for 15-20 minutes," she said. "They knew exactly where they were headed."
While inside the house, burglars broke into the Katsaris' bedroom and managed to get the door off her large safe.
The trio walked down Katsaris' driveway and then right on Long Valley toward Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School.
She said she has received several calls about the theft.
Katsaris is asking anyone with information to contact her at 450-1026. She is offering a reward in an unspecified amount.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is investigating the case. To reach them, call 782-9905.