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Huron woman, 80, discovers $160K missing from safe

Courtney Astolfi • Aug 27, 2014 at 2:38 PM

The 80-year-old woman’s son called Huron police Aug. 23 and said the money, all cash, was missing from a safe the woman took with her recently when she moved to High Springs, Fla.

The woman’s son said the money must have been stolen sometime between December 2012 — the last time he visited his mother’s Laguna Drive home — and the day he reported it, Huron police Chief Bob Lippert said.

“There was a bit of a time delay between the time they think it was taken and the time the theft was discovered,” Lippert said.

As such, police have little to go on. “We don’t really have a crime scene to work now,” Lippert said.

Huron detectives are still investigating the case, thanks in part to the hefty sum of cash involved.

“Because of the time delay, we’re kind of behind the eight ball on this one,” Lippert said. “We’re trying to follow-up on it.”

Police have yet to identify any suspects. “We’re following up on a couple things, and the investigation is ongoing,” Lippert said.

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