The family believes someone took a large CD zipper case containing $200,000 worth of gold, platinum, diamonds and once they realized what was it in, they kept it for good.
Hangameh Mousavi says her family was visiting San Diego for an Iranian wedding over the Memorial Day weekend and stayed at the Sheraton Hotel on Harbor Island. It’s traditional to give jewelry to the bride and so family members brought a lot of jewelry not only to wear, but also to give as gifts.
“We have religious jewelry, stuff with Arabic writing, prayers,” she explained. “Things from the revolution that they don’t make any more. Things that have been passed down from grandparents.”
There was a conference at the hotel that weekend.