Coeur d'Alene burglar swipes gun, watches, and cereal

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by OTHELLO RICHARDS & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on June 11, 2013 at 9:18 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 11 at 5:41 PM

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -- Police in Coeur d'Alene are investigating a burglary who stole an unusual set of items from a home near 7th Street and E. Locust Ave.

The suspect took a loaded nine millimeter semi-automatic gun, two $500 watches and three boxes of breakfast cereal from a house last Friday night.

Officers believe the suspect reached through a doggie door to unlock the back door. The homeowner said he returned home to find the flap from the dog door lying inside the house.

“My gate is open, usually it's shut,” said Bob Carchia. “All  of a sudden I'm thinking something is wrong."
 

He noticed a filing cabinet drawer was open in the kitchen according to police. Carchia said he feels violated.


“I was actually shaking, I was just shaking, nervous that somene was in my house,” said Carchia.

The homeowner and police searched the home and found a pistol, two watched, and three boxes of cereal were missing. The missing cereal included boxes of Cheerios, Raisin Bran and "frosted squares."

 

“I didn't even notice til later that day and on top of this box was another box of Toasted Squares and next to here was empty, said Carchia. “That's where the other two boxes of cereal were stolen.”


Witnesses reported seeing a man emerge from the backyard of the house drinking what appeared to be a bottle of orange juice.
 
The suspect is described as a white male, 40-45 years old, between 5 feet, 10 inches and 6 feet tall and weighing between 150 to 170 pounds. He was unshaven with gray or blond hair.

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