Home under renovation robbed in Cumberland Co.

July 2, 2012 2:33:42 PM PDT
Authorities in Cumberland County are searching for the suspects who ransacked a home undergoing renovations.

For newlyweds Rick and Ann Suehr their dream of renovating their River Road home has turned into a nightmare. The couple said two Sundays ago someone broke in, trashed the place and ripped them off.

"Everything was all over the floor. You wouldn't have believed it," said homeowner Rick Suehr. "They took a crowbar and actually jimmied the dead-bolt and regular lock open here."

The home had a security system, but it was turned off to allow construction workers access to complete renovations on the home. The thieves made off with more than $10,000 worth of goods, including about $3,000 in coins.

"There was a necklace that my new husband had just given me that was of great value to me," said homeowner Ann Suehr," and I had jewelry of my grandmother's that I had in a shelf in a closet and they took all of that."

Rick told ABC11 that he believes that the guns he has in the house were the reason the crooks broke in.

"The whole house was trashed. Bookshelves were just emptied," said Rick. "The closets were riddled through and clothes thrown everywhere. Drawers emptied. It was just something they were... I'm sure they were looking for guns."

Rick said he secured his collectable guns and rifles at a friend's home before the break-in.

The thieves did steal two rifles, computers and electronic equipment.

The couple is offering a $5,000 reward to help catch the suspects. Anyone with information should contact the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office.

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