Family's home burglarized while they're sleeping

Family's home burglarized while they're sleeping

January 12, 2010 5:12:53 AM PST
Police say someone burglarized a home in the Lochmere neighborhood in Cary.Authorities believe the burglars entered the home through an unlocked door.

Shira Rose says when husband woke up Sunday morning; he soon noticed something was wrong.

"He came up, he realized as he was coming up the stairs that we've been robbed and he was like 'Shira, did you move the TV' and I was thinking how am I going to move that big screen TV by myself," she said.

The Rose family says someone walked into their home early Sunday morning and took several electronics, including a flat screen TV and a laptop computer - all while they slept in the second floor of the home. The burglars overrode the motorized garage door to get it all out.

Their two Bassett hounds Walter and Sullivan were also inside the home, sleeping next to the big screen TV the family says was stolen.

"It was unusual that I did not hear a peep from them, because they usually greet people when they walk through the door," Rose said.

The family says they are shaken as are neighbors.

"Just to think that I have two children, my mother-in-law is here, people can walk into my house and I don't even hear them, it's a scary thought," Rose said.

But Rose says perhaps what's more troubling is the fact that the burglars took her digital camera, which had pictures of her 5-year-old son's birthday party.

Her son, Brooks, is autistic and Rose says it was the first time he understood the meaning behind his birthday.

"I have no memories of that, you know, I have them in my head, but I can't give them to him," Rose said. "Brooks is everybody's child, not just my child and that part upsets me."

Police are warning residents to keep all doors and windows locked to help prevent these kinds of thefts. They also want residents to call if they see suspicious or idling cars in neighborhoods - especially at night.

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