A York County family has lost almost $3,000 after an unknown person broke into their home on White Cedar Lane in early March, police say.
A homeowner reported to police that over $2,000 in American currency, over $6,000 in Chinese currency and some jewelry was stolen from his home between March 6 and 12, York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Dennis Ivey said.
The Chinese currency is worth about $868 in the United States, Ivey said.
The homeowner called police March 13 and told them he was missing the cash from a drawer and jewelry, Ivey said.
Police said the gate in the fence behind the house was slightly bent and the screen was missing from a rear window. The screen was later found on the roof of an exterior storage closet, Ivey said.
It is unclear if the homeowners were out of town when the break-in happened.
The man who reported the theft is in his 50’s, Ivey said.
The incident remains under investigation.
The York Poquoson’s Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or the York County Facebook Tip Line 757-890-4999.