A priceless family heirloom was reportedly stolen among other valuables from a university student's bedroom as he slept overnight Wednesday, police said.
Madison police said a 20-year-old University of Wisconsin-Madison student woke in his room at a fraternity house on North Henry Street Wednesday to find his Star of David pendant had been taken.
Police said a burglar had entered two rooms at the house where two fraternity brothers were sleeping at about 2 a.m.
Police spokesman Joel DeSpain said that the four students -- three 19-year-old men and the 20-year-old -- discovered electronics and money were missing Wednesday morning and called police.
The student's Star of David that was snatched had survived the Holocaust, according to the report.
"The worth of such a pendant goes far beyond dollars and cents," DeSpain said.
The pendant has the Hebrew letter Shin in the center and is attached to a gold necklace, police said.