Sometime during the night on Thursday, May 14, a subject(s) broke in to Rain Bird Gallery, located on Highway 281, at 103 Main Street. The thieves gained entry from the back of the building.
Approximately nine cases containing jewelry were found open and empty, including one necklace valued at around $9,000. The perpetrators also got away with an untold amount of cash and checks as well as a painting by local artist Olga Ibarra.
Assistant Chief Carl Bragg, chief investigator on the case, stated that the estimated value of the stolen property was over $20,000.
Assistant Chief Bragg will be working with area authorities and Crime Stoppers until the case is closed.
In the State of Texas, if the amount of stolen property is over $20,000 but under $100,000, it is a third degree felony, punishable with two to ten years in the Texas Department of Corrections and a fine up to $10,000. Burglary of a building is punishable by state jail with a maximum sentence of two years.
A reward is being offered by the owner of Rain Bird Gallery for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the subject(s) responsible for the burglary. If you have any information regarding this or other criminal cases, please contact the Blanco Police Department at 830-833-4525 or go to 300 Pecan Street, Blanco.