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Couple 'Disheartened' After Burglars Take Items While they Slept

Caledonia Police are searching for leads after at least two suspected entered a home while an elderly couple slept. They allegedly took items just inches away from them.

An elderly couple woke up Tuesday morning to find that their home was burglarized while there were sleeping.

Police believe at least two suspects committed the burglary sometime between 11 p.m. Monday and 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. Their home is located in the 6000 block of County Trunk Highway H in Franksville.

The homeowner found a broken window on the second floor, which was odd because the window led to a closet, and he found two screwdrivers on the roof.

The couple’s dog was outside during the time of the burglary, but they found her inside the garage in the morning.

“The dog was outside at first and she must have barked or something because they locked her in the garage. But we didn’t even hear the dog barking,” the homeowner said.

Walking down the stairs to the home, the suspects came into the bedroom the couple was sleeping in and took watches and jewelry that were stored inside a cabinet less than a foot away from them

"We were sleeping in that room, I was laying there and the cabinet was inches away and I didn’t even wake up," the homeowner’s wife said.

"But it was a God send that we didn’t wake up," the homeowner said. "I can’t even think of what could have happened if we would have woke up, it would have been terrible."

The couple was also surprised at what the suspects didn’t take.

Inside one of the outbuildings, they had a number of antiques stored, but the burglars didn’t want any of it. Instead they found a gun locker, smashed the door open and took several shotguns that hadn’t been used in more than 25 years and opened a locked safe that contained stacks of silver bars and coins.

The burglary suspects are believed to have left through the back door, said the homeowner, who did not want to be identified.

"It’s not setting well with us," said the homeowner’s wife, who did not want to be named. "It’s a miracle we weren’t hurt. There was a pair of pinking shears less than a foot away from me."

If anyone has any information, please call the at 262-835-4423.

Denise Lockwood September 18, 2012 at 02:03 AM
Eeeks... yup... thanks for the catch.
Sandy September 18, 2012 at 03:45 AM
well, now everyone knows there are antiques in their outbuilding...not many houses on that stretch of road that are 2 story.

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