Someone broke into the Backstreet Boy‘s Georgia hotel room and made off with $120,000 worth of jewelry, including his wife Leighanne‘s engagement ring.
“It was just kind of weird how it happened, and how fast,” the 37-year-old crooner told Atlanta’s WSB TV about the theft, which occurred at the Evergreen Marriott Resort at Stone Mountain.
According to Littrell, he and the missus had checked out of their hotel room and were on their way out of the state-run park when they realized she forgot the baubles. But by the time the pair returned, the jewels were missing.
“I kept my rings on the bedside table. We left the room, and 15 minutes [later] I came back [and] they’re gone,” added Leaighanne.
The Littrells, who reside in Atlanta, told the station that some of the jewelry had turned up, though not the six-carat engagement ring valued at $110,000.
Per the singer, however, police already have some leads.
“We were going to leave, but come to find out there was a person, not to be named on the housekeeping, who had one ring that we were looking for and one of the earrings,” said Littrell.
Crushed not about the monetary value but the sentimental value of their wedding rings, the pair are mulling posting a reward for the jewelry’s return.