'The burglars are discerning. They have taken 22-karat pieces but left behind sterling silver and well-crafted costume jewellery,' the Washington Post reported Saturday.
'They have sifted through floor-length gowns lovingly stored in closets and plucked every custom-made sari threaded with gold and worth thousands, disdaining saris worth only hundreds,' it said.
Officers in Fairfax and Loudoun counties on the outskirts of the national capital of Washington, and the homeowners themselves, have yet to figure out how the burglars so successfully identify houses with large gold caches. More...