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Gainesville councilwomans home is again burglarized
More than $5,000 worth of jewelry stolen
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Burglars stole more than $5,000 worth of jewelry Thursday night from the home of Gainesville City Councilwoman Ruth Bruner, according to a police report.

The councilwoman's Tall Oaks Drive home, though equipped with an alarm system, has been burglarized twice before. The house sits downhill in a wooded lot.

A previous home of Bruner's also was burglarized.

According to the report, sometime between 8 and 11:30 p.m., burglars broke a window in the basement and escaped with $5,050 worth of various pieces of jewelry, some engraved with Bruner's initials.

The most expensive piece was valued at $1,500, the report states.

Bruner did not return messages seeking comment and her husband, Robert, declined to comment.

Bruner's neighbor, Coy Skaggs, said the multiple burglaries are a concern, but prevention is difficult.

"It concerns me that they are (being burglarized) because they're that close," he said. "There's nothing I can do about it if they did decide to do it."

The Gainesville Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division is investigating the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call 770-534-5252.