Burglars cause $250,000 in damage to Jefferson County home while owners were on vacation

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. -- Homeowners who went on vacation returned to find their home had been burglarized and suffered $250,000 in damage, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said Monday.

Sometime between April 1-10, the home in the 8700 block of South Jellison Court was burglarized, the sheriff's office.

The sheriff's office said whoever broke into the home was more interested in causing as much damage as possible to the interior. It's estimated the home suffered $175,000 in damage, mostly because of water, and another $50,000 in damage to personal property.

Photos released by the sheriff's office show drywall that was so saturated that the pieces fell off the studs from the weight of the water.

Anyone with information or might have seen anything suspicious in the area is asked to call the sheriff's office tip line at 303-271-5612 or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.