All-Star ring, other items stolen from Paul George's home

Chopper 13's aerial view of George's home
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The Geist-area home of Pacers player Paul George was burglarized overnight, with nearly $16,000 worth of property stolen, Indianapolis Metro Police say.
George left for work with the car windows up as he looked down. Police were still in his Geist mansion investigating the robbery.

After practicing for Tuesday night's must-win game against the Atlanta Hawks, he said, "It's being investigated now. That's all I'll say."

While the Indiana Pacers had their hands full at Bankers Life Fieldhouse Monday night, someone went through George's house, walking off with his $15,000 NBA All-Star ring, a $700 watch, a pair of Air Jordans and $20 in cash.

Detectives say someone got into the home on Diamond Pointe Drive between 7:15 and 11:45 pm Monday night. Investigators say there was no sign of forced entry. It appears the alarm system wasn't turned on.

That's no surprise to Joseph Pollard, who sells and services security systems in the area and often finds "it's not turned on at all."

George's home is no secret. In November, Geist Magazine featured the 23-year-old, his house and lakeside lifestyle, all inside a private community protected by locked gates, video cameras, tall walls and private security - measures more than one resident told us aren't as secure as they look.

"I think they are glorified scarecrows. I don't know if it works. They do more reaction than preventative, in my opinion," said Al Jancoviech.

The burglary is an unwanted distraction for a player and team fighting to stay alive in the NBA playoffs.

"A kick in the gut, so to speak. You lose a game like that and then something like that happens. It leaves a bad taste in your mouth. It is a tough thing for him but you got a couple days. We will practice tomorrow and get ready for Game 6," said Pacers Coach Frank Vogel.

The ring that was stolen is a 2014 platinum All-Star ring with several diamonds. It's very distinctive, and investigators say it's instantly recognizable.