One of the biggest burglaries in recent years is under investigation in Sarpy County. WOWT6 Crimestoppers looks at the scene where a retired couple comes home to find irreplaceable items stolen.
A John Wayne rifle and cowboy six shooter among a photo lineup of collectible guns stolen from the Karloff’s home while they were out of town last weekend.
Denny Karloff says, " Some of these I can replace but a lot of them I can't and that's what hurts the most that you can't replace them."
A half ton safe holding the guns hauled away by a crew of burglars that used Denny’s own dolly. The burglars smashing this window and reaching around to unlock the dead bolt but what’s interesting most of the glass fell on the outside. An indication of a glass cutter and once inside the burglars covered windows with blankets so they could steal unnoticed for hours. Taking three flat screen TV’s like this, 10 silver dollars and family jewelry leaving only two mementos behind.
Nancy Karloff says, "You cannot replace things that were handed down that belonged to people that are deceased that were to be given as an inheritance."
Being out of town made the Karloff’s garage empty so the burglars likely pulled in and loaded up. Detective Kathe Erhart with the Sarpy County Sheriff's Office says, " We are hoping because of the uniqueness of the items taken, the guns and the coins that somebody will recognize those."
And maybe passing drivers noticed something unusual being hauled away from the house on Harrison Street. A gun safe containing pieces of history. The burglary was discovered about nine this past Sunday morning.
So if anyone driving along Harrison near 152nd can remember anything suspicious call Sarpy County Crimestoppers at 592-STOP.