It has been 3 years since Beulah Crouch lost her husband.
"We were married 50 years," said the 79 year-old Sharpsburg resident.
She says pictures of the two of them, and jewelry, help keep his memory alive. But now, there's no wedding ring on her finger - she says a burglar has stolen it.
"He got all of it," she said. "he got my wedding ring, I had a big diamond and a ruby that my husband gave me on our 40th anniversary."
Crouch was doing some yard work last Thursday when she says she was approached by a man who offered to help her with her air and heating unit.
"He said, 'we're going to give you $40 on your electric bill,'" she said.
So she he let him inside, and he asked her to hold measuring tape while he went through her house.
He then left in a truck driven by another man, and that's when she saw her bedroom had been rummaged through. Her and her husband's jewelry was gone from the dresser.
"I went to crying and screaming and I got in my little car out there," she said, "I was after him."
But Crouch never caught up to them.
Kentucky State Police say a similar incident happened last week near Moorefield. There, another elderly woman was targeted, authorities believe by the same men. One of the suspects is described as a white male, around 50 years old, with a grey or silver beard, and wears a fishing type hat. There is not a clear description of the other man.
Crouch hopes to get the important jewelery back.
"It wasn't the price of what it was, it was how sentimental - he gave every one of them to me, my husband," she said.
Authorities believe the men were driving a black full-size pick-up truck with tinted windows.
Anyone who has information about the suspects is asked to call Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555.
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