Stolen photo with late grandmother is 'irreplaceable,' crime victim says

A thief who broke into a Denver woman's car Tuesday stole not only her credit cards, but also an item she says is much more valuable -- the only remaining photo of herself with her late grandmother.

Sara Castiglione told FOX 31 Denver that the photo is "irreplaceable." 

"My grandmother was able to take care of me before she sent me to an orphanage," Castiglione told the station. "So I have a picture of her in my wallet.

"I'll never see her again," she added. "She's passed away." 

Castiglione was born in China and later adopted by Americans. The stolen photo represents to the only connection she has to the time she spent with her grandmother, she said.

"My grandmother was able to take care of me before she sent me to an orphanage. ... So I have a picture of her in my wallet."

- Sara Castiglione

So she is hoping that the suspect will somehow decide to return the photo, the report said.

Meanwhile, there's the matter of about $5,000 in purchases that the suspect has made with the stolen credit cards, Castiglione said.

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Stores provided surveillance video to police and Castiglione that showed a woman being described as a suspect.  (Surveillance footage from stores via Fox 31 Denver)

Stores provided surveillance video to police and Castiglione that showed a woman being described as a suspect, according to the station.  

Police are investigating the theft, which occurred in Denver's Glendale section, the report said. 

Amy Lieu is a news editor and reporter for Fox News.