Malcolm Glover, SF Examiner
Tuesday, September 5, 1995
SAN FRANCISCO -- Four teenagers broke into the Russian Hill home of the ex-wife of rock and blues singer Boz Scaggs and escaped with jewelry and appliances after tying up the house sitter.
The front door of the fashionable home on Russian Hill Place had been left unlocked and the alarm was not turned on when the four youths entered the house shortly after 3 a.m. Tuesday, said police Officer Angelo Spagnoli.
He said the 23-year-old niece of Carmella Scaggs was awakened by the intruders, who gagged her and tied her up.
The thieves ransacked the house, police said, and escaped with an undetermined amount of jewelry, a television set and a guitar.
The complete loss would have to be determined by Carmella Scaggs upon her return from another home she maintains in the state of Washington, Spagnoli said.
The niece, who was not identified, could not explain why the door was left unlocked or the alarm not turned on, he said.