The “Street of Dreams” event will soon be kicking off, but one West Omaha family isn't sleeping so soundly after their house in the prestigious Coventry neighborhood was hit by burglars over the weekend.
The home is one of eight that will take part in the annual event.
The homeowner, who didn’t want her name used or face shown, spoke to Channel Six News exclusively.
“It was really just shock at first and after getting past the initial shock you feel taken advantage of.”
Deputies say sometime between late Saturday evening and Sunday morning, eight televisions were taken from the homeowners’ garage. The televisions ranged in size from 24 inches to 55 inches. The burglars even took a 73 inch television out of the house, indicating that multiple thieves were likely involved.
Deputies believe the burglars broke into the house by busting a window in the basement and used a crowbar to open the family’s sliding doors, causing damage to the frames.
The stolen televisions and damage amounts to more $10,000 down the drain, but for these homeowners it's all replaceable.
“We’re lucky that we weren't home and that it was just the tv's and damage to the house.”
The homeowner who spoke to us says her message to the bandits who got away is to find something better to do.
“My husband and I have worked really hard for us to get these things that we have, we both have full time jobs and I would hope that they would learn to do the same I guess.”
The homeowners believe that the thieves took a truck, parked it in a construction site behind their house and loaded the televisions up. But deputies say the they, like Cinderella, they did leave a clue of their identify behind.
It wasn’t a glass slipper, but a shoe print. Deputies found several footprints of the “Reebok Zig” around the property and believe the thieves wore them when committing the crime.