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Tulsa Woman Has Heart Stolen Before Valentine's Day

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Thieves broke into this woman's home and stole a heart necklace her husband gave her on their first Valentine's Day together. Thieves broke into this woman's home and stole a heart necklace her husband gave her on their first Valentine's Day together.
The woman didn't have pictures of the necklace, but was able to draw sketches for the police. The woman didn't have pictures of the necklace, but was able to draw sketches for the police.
She said that even though thieves stole her necklace, she still has the love of her life. She said that even though thieves stole her necklace, she still has the love of her life.
TULSA, Oklahoma -

A Green Country woman is celebrating Valentine's Day without her heart. Crooks broke into her home last month and stole thousands in cash and jewelry, including a sentimental heart-shaped, gold diamond necklace.

The woman fears her precious necklace will never be seen again

Sitting in what should be the comfort of her own home, there's an uneasy feeling one South Tulsa woman just can't shake.

"Where did they come from? Why were they watching me? Why were they watching us, in our home," wonders the woman.

It's been just a few weeks since burglars broke down a side door and made their way through her home to steal, both, her jewelry and security.

"Never had that feeling before of someone being in my closet, in my bedroom in my home," she said.

Because of that feeling, she's asked that we not share her name, though she does want to share her story.

This Valentine's Day she's wearing a scarf around her neck, not her normal accessory during the month of February.

"I wore it every Valentine's Day, for 25 years and this would have been the 26th," she said.

She's talking about a 14-karat-gold heart, with nearly a karat of diamonds and the word, "Love," engraved on back. It was a gift from her husband on their first Valentine's Day together.

"Valentine's is a time when you express that love. And every time I put it on, I knew that was part of it," she said.

The necklace spends most of the year, locked up in a bank vault; she only gets it out for February. She doesn't have a picture, just a few sketches she drew up for police, and the original receipt.

"So I was able to prove the value of the piece, but not the sentimental value or the love that was given with it," she said.

Also among the stolen items, something she gave to her husband two years ago, a gift to celebrate his victory against lymphoma and testicular cancer.

"It was a silver woven necklace with a silver woven, squared off cross," she said.

She believes her jewelry was sold to a second hand shop, which wouldn't be regulated like Pawn shops, Metal Recyclers, and Precious Gold and Gems stores.

That's where city leaders come in. They're working on an ordinance that, they say, would help track stolen property that makes its way to the second hand stores.

The law would require the shops to get a city license, ID customers, and report purchases directly to police.

The new ordinance may come too late for her. But while thieves may have stolen her heart, she still has the love of her life.

"We're still celebrating. We have each other. He's alive and we're happy and we're healthy," she said.

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