BY KEN LITTLE
Greeneville police are investigating the theft of $20,000 worth of jewelry from a house in the 1200 block of Tusculum Boulevard.
The theft was discovered on Friday night, according to a police report.
Gold coins valued at $1,500 were also stolen in the burglary, the report said.
The victim told police that she was preparing to take a trip and when she went to gather the jewelry, discovered it missing.
The victim found a rug in front of her bed with muddy footprints.
Further investigation showed that entry to the house was made through an unlocked bedroom window, the report said.
The victim found a top drawer opened in a dresser in another bedroom "and looked through," the report said.
Police took fingerprints from jewelry boxes, a chest of drawers, a change cup, nightstand and windows, the report said. The muddy footprint was also taken into evidence.
The victim told police she last saw the jewelry and coins in place on March 25 and discovered them missing about 9 p.m. Friday, April 5.
Two possible male suspects are named in the report.