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Crooks walk in to family's home after garage was left open

Posted June 21

— A family in a Benson neighborhood is now learning a hard lesson after crooks broke into their home Monday night.

The thieves only got away with a purse, but also took the family's feeling of safety.

"We were all sleeping but we heard nothing. The dogs were barking, but be heard nothing," 8-year-old Kasyn said.

He says he slept through the night, but just outside his room, surveillance cameras show thieves had made their way into his family's home.

Christine Storm said, "There was activity that the garage door had opened into the house at 3:25 and closed at 3:28."

The crooks had easy access because Storm says the family accidentally left a garage open.

"Two of them stood outside while three came in," she said, and a neighbor caught it all on video. "They only took my purse, so we were very blessed nobody got hurt. Nobody woke up."

Storm says everyone was home that night, including her five sons.

"That's what scares me the most," she said.

Kasyn says he still has trouble sleeping out of fear that the crooks may return.

Storm said, "My husband, he was up all night, and I know he even drove around to see if he could see anything."

Now, the Storms say they are tightening up security around their home.

"I would really like them caught, but more than anything to lock your doors and be on guard, you never know what could happen."

Now, the family says they will double, even triple check that garage doors are closed and security alarms are working.

The Storms say they are buying a device that will automatically close their garage door.

Police say a few cars on the block were also hit by crooks.

It all happened around the same time.

If you have any information, you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 402-444-7867.

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