Mike Nowatzki, Published July 13 2009
TV, cash stolen from Fargo home while family asleep insideFARGO – Police say a 42-inch plasma television, cash and miscellaneous electronics were stolen from a south Fargo home overnight while a family was asleep inside.
The burglary is believed to have occurred between 10:45 p.m. Sunday and 12:30 a.m. today, Fargo police Sgt. Ross Renner said.
It was reported at 12:55 a.m., after a family member woke up and found lights on downstairs that weren’t on when they went to bed, Renner said.
There was no sign of forced entry. Access to the home was apparently gained through an unlocked sliding back door, Renner said.
A car burglary was reported in the same block at 1:55 a.m.
Renner reemphasized the importance of locking doors and checking them before going to bed. Police have seen an increase in reports of property stolen from garages in the past two to three months, often involving garage doors left open, he said.
“In this particular case, of course, the suspects entered a residence that was occupied, which is of concern to us, of course, because it changes the dynamics of this crime quite a bit, actually,” he said. “If that opportunity isn’t present for them, certainly they may have passed this residence by.”