BELGRADE, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- The Belgrade villa where the widow of the former Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito has lived for the past 30 years was broken into during a brazen day-time robbery, reported Radio Television Serbia (RTS) on Monday.
Jovanka Broz, 88 years old, was home at the time, however, did not notice the burglars and did not know she had been robbed until she saw a writing table had been stripped clean of jewelry, money, important personal papers and a valuable sculpture.
"One or more perpetrators--as of yet we don't know precisely--jumped the fence and entered the basement," said Uglesa Stesevic from the Criminal Investigation Department.
"We believe this event is the result of carelessness and the poor conditions in which she lives, as the house is in ruins and inadequately secured," said Bojana Pavlovic-Saric, lawyer for the former first lady of Yugoslavia.
Tito's widow is among the 100 people whose security is kept by the Serbian military and police. Security at the villa was scheduled only during the evening and night from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Pavlovic-Saric has called for round-the-clock security at the villa.