Olympic figure skater Marissa Castelli targeted by thief in California

Olympic figure skater Marissa Castelli parked her rented SUV outside of a restaurant in San Francisco and returned to find the windows smashed. A thief made off with several pieces of luggage, which contained her skates and figure skating dresses.  CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- An Olympic figure skater has been added to the list of victims who parked their cars in San Francisco and lost precious items to thieves. Marissa Castelli was burglarized last week after she competed in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose.

On Monday, she parked her rented SUV outside of a restaurant in Japantown and returned to find the windows smashed. Several pieces of luggage, containing two custom made figure skating dresses worth $1,000 each, were stolen from the vehicle. 

The burglar also made off with Castelli's iPad, jewelry and the keys to her apartment.  

"A thief smashed the window to our rental car took a couple of bags. One of those bags contained my skates and my costumes. I am heartbroken," Castelli tweeted. 

She filed a police report and asked for anyone with information about the burglary to contact her on Twitter.

Castelli told CBS San Francisco she had fun skating in the Olympic trials, even though she didn't make the team. She and her partner, Mervin Tran, earned sixth place.

The theft was the real disappointment.

"The one thing that skaters can't live without is our costumes and our skates. And anytime I travel with it, I bring it on the plane," Castelli said. "I always have my costumes, I always have my skates. Just in case I lose my luggage, I have that. I know we're done with the competition, but still, it's such like a huge shock not to have my skates or my costumes."

The burglary occurred just hours after SFPD announced a city-wide crackdown on thefts.

Authorities say car burglaries in the city have increased by 24 percent in the last year.

The investigation is ongoing. 

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