Thieves ransack house while residents sleep

WARREN – Thieves burgled a Northfield Avenue home while the elderly residents slept, according to a police report.

The man, 77, and woman, 76, told police they went to bed around 10 p.m. Aug. 8 and woke up around 7:30 a.m. to find several kitchen cabinet drawers open, the report states.

A door to the garage had been pried open. Drawers in the garage work area and the vehicles had been searched with the glove boxes left open.

Police believe vehicles – which had the keys in them – in the garage were moved to allow access to a scooter in the back of the building, reports state.

The back door to the house was pried open and parts of the home were ransacked. A scooter, bicycle, old coins and a tackle box were among the items taken, reports state.

Police followed footprints from the house and tire marks from the scooter to an area behind the garage, where a wooden box that had been taken from the home was emptied and left behind. Police also found work gloves and a watch in the driveway in front of the garage that both residents said did not belong to them.

A crowbar was left on the kitchen table.

As of Friday, no one had been arrested in the case.