The brazen, daylight burglary of a northwest Minot home has police encouraging all of us to be extra cautious.
The burglary happed yesterday afternoon on 19th Avenue Northwest in Minot and netted the thieves several guns and electronics.
As Jim Olson reports, it also brought heartache to the homeowners.
(Mitch Kallias, Minot) "Violated."
That's how Mitch and Bonnie Kallias feel after someone apparently entered through an unlocked back garage door, pulled their mini van into the garage, loaded electronics and guns, and took off - in the middle of the day.
(Mitch Kallias, Minot) "There was a 60" TV sitting here that is obviously gone."
They stole that TV - another big screen in the living room, tools, and perhaps the most troubling of all...
(Mitch Kallias, Minot) "There was 12 shotguns and rifles between this room and the bedroom and the ones in the bedroom were still in the case."
A dozen firearms were stolen by thieves who made a big mess all over the house.
(Mitch Kallias, Minot) "The guns, the bow, everything's gone"
Mitch Kallias says the scariest thing in the whole episode is that someone such as his wife could have walked in on the criminals in the act.
(Mitch Kallias, Minot) "So easily Bonnie could have come home and walked into this thing."
(Bonnie Kallias, Minot) "Who knows what could have happened, I don't know"
An unsetting thought considering what Bonnie found while cleaning up some of the mess today.
(Mitch Kallias, Minot) "I was moving stuff around the floor with my foot and came across this gun, and it's not my gun, not Mitch's gun, so they left that gun here."
It appears to be a BB gun, but it's plenty scary looking and just might help the thieves escape if someone walked in on them.
All in all, it was a nightmare in the middle of the day.
(Mitch Kallias, Minot) "People need to know there's people running around that are not good people and are fully armed right now."
Jim Olson, KX News.