A thief broke into Mitt Romney's [R129R, Deer Valley] home sometime between Jan. 5 and Feb. 17, 2009, reported the Salt Lake Tribune. The robber nabbed between 15 and 20 pieces of jewelry belonging to the former presidential candidate's wife, Ann, said Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter. The Chief noted that there was no sign of forced entry into the house and nothing else was disturbed.

It's believed that the culprit had access to the home as multiple workers had been in and out for repairs within the home at the time of the theft. Investigators are in the process of compiling a list of the missing property and names of those entering the home.

By the way, the 9,500-square-foot ski mansion is on the market for $5.25 million. A spokesman for the Romneys said the couple is downsizing and selling both the Deer Valley place and another in Massachusetts. He plans to keep his houses in California and New Hampshire.

The former governor of Massachusetts and head of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, failed to win the Republican nomination for president in 2008. Supporters and political watchdogs speculate Romney may intend to run for president in 2012. Guess we'll have to wait.