Burglars Hit Bellevue Home|4-Year-Old's Batman Toys Stolen


A Bellevue family is trying to regain their sense of security, after getting a disturbing call from Bellevue Police on Christmas Eve. The family planned to spend the holidays away from home, but burglars forced them to return early.

There's no doubt Cadyn's favorite superhero is Batman. His mom, Ashley Clark, said, "Batman is the first thing he's ever shown interest in."

The four-year-old doesn't know it yet, but it seems someone, like Batman's adversary, The Joker, trashed his family's Bellevue home, near 25th and Capehart, on Christmas Eve. The family was in Arkansas, when they got a call from Bellevue dispatchers.

Ashley Clark said, "My first thought is my children; I have to get my house in order. They can't see their house ransacked. You can't do that to a little kid."

According to the family, the burglars kicked in a basement window. They not only stole Cadyn's Batman toys, but his piggy bank and a 60-inch TV from their living room.

Clark said, "My husband's co-workers showed up and they cleared the shelves of Batman merchandise as soon as they heard his Batman toys were taken. I'm speechless that they did this."

Cadyn has autism and his love of Batman helped him come out of his shell.

Clark added, "He needs structure and routine and his Batman toys were in a line. He needed them to be in the same order lined up."

Anyone with information is asked to call Sarpy County Crimestoppers at 402-592-STOP.


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