Kids May Be Responsible For Rash Of Burglaries

COEUR D’ALENE — Coeur d’Alene Police believe that kids may responsible for a rash of burglaries that hit five homes on Monday.

Police say the burglaries took place between 7:00 am and 3:00pm on Monday, spanning an area from Coeur d’Alene Avenue to Ryan Street.

The burglars were selective, as they unwrapped Christmas presents and took only what they wanted. Playstations, DVD players, and even ice cream from freezers were among the items stolen.

In each case, the burglar, or burglars, kicked in doors and used pry tools to open safes.

In one house on East Coeur d’Alene Avenue, The burglars took a DVD player, a rifle, and a motorcycle.

Sgt. Christie wood with the Coeur d’Alene police department says the burglars have taken several handguns and gaming systems.    

Chris Seward’s home was also broken into and he says that despite the recent break in, their holiday spirit is not dampened.

“We went out yesterday, I took the day off, with insurance, and went out and replaced, we already replaced everything, so it didn’t put a bump into Christmas at all,” Seward said.

The main concern for police is that these handguns that were stolen could be in the wrong hands.

Police believe the kids may have been staking out each home before they broke in, by checking to see if people were home or not.

So far there are no suspects and the Coeur d’Alene Police Department is asking for anyone with information about the burglaries to come forward.