Congressman Darrell Issa’s home burglarized
VISTA (CNS) – An investigation was under way Friday into the theft of
tens of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from the Vista home of Republican
Congressman Darrell Issa.
The burglary at the home in Vista's upscale Shadowridge neighborhood
occurred in the early evening hours of Nov. 29, according to the San Diego
County Sheriff's Department, which put the loss at around $100,000. More than
50 items — watches, rings, earrings, bracelets — were stolen, U-T San Diego
“The items that were taken were irreplaceable family heirlooms that
were inherited by the Issa family,” Issa spokesman Frederick Hill told the
Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Jan Caldwell told the U-T that no
arrests have been made but detectives have some good leads in the case.
Issa, 59, chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and
is one of the wealthiest members of Congress. Prior to joining the House in
2001, he became a multi-millionaire running Vista-based Directed Electronics, a
manufacturing company involved in automobile security and other products.