Jewelry stolen from Augusta home


A burglar reportedly stole more than $5,800 worth of jewelry from an Augusta home Tuesday.

Jane Eleanor Williams, 71, told police she had left the house around 9:30 a.m. and when she returned at 1:16 p.m., she saw her house had been broken into.

Williams told the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office that her back door had been forced open and the burglar had only taken items from her jewelry box. Williams said the burglar took diamond rings, a sapphire ring, a gold bangle bracelet, four silver bracelets and a pearl necklace, according to a report.