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EDMOND, Okla - As Tucker McHugh went out for an early morning golf game, thieves targeted his home.

When he returned, his dresser drawers were scattered and his wife's jewelry cabinet was empty.

"You feel violated.  They got into your house and went through your stuff," McHugh said.

The intruder stole about $16,000 worth of family heirlooms and a unique collection of religious jewelry the McHughs have collected over the years.

Detectives say they are working another burglary case in the neighborhood.

Officers say they are processing fingerprints and other evidence to see if they are connected to a rash of Edmond break-ins this summer.

"They knock on the door, nobody answers. And they go around the back, or find a window, or garage door and break in," said McHugh.

Investigators are reaching out to area pawn shops in hopes someone tries to sell the stolen jewelry.

"Unlike watches and other things they see every day, this is unique pieces that they can help us identify who took them," said Jenny Monroe, with the Edmond Police Department.

In the meantime, officers have beefed up patrols in the area.

Neighbors are also on alert, watching for anything suspicious.

As for Tucker McHugh, he has one message for his unwelcome visitor.

"Get a job. Find another occupation.  You're violating people's personal lives," he said.