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Burglars Steal More Than Items, Sense Of Security Gone Too

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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. – After a burglary at a home in a Spokane Valley neighborhood, both the dad and his 8-year-old son are having a hard time feeling safe at home. It has been almost a week since the burglary and things are still not back to normal.

“The things they did in an hour, take away so much and it literally takes weeks, and weeks, to prepare and try and move on from,” said Nick Whiteman, about his home being burglarized.

It happened during the day while Nick Whiteman was at work and his 8-year-old son David was at school.

“They took the whole window out of the frame,” Nick said.

The burglars took numerous electronics, both of their bicycles, and even some of the things Nick received as a marine.

“They stole my Kindle and my Xbox,” Nick’s son David said.

“They took a lot of memorabilia from the Marine Corps, a lot of stuff that wouldn't matter to anyone else, but matters to me,” Nick said.

However, while Nick would like to get the stolen items back, it is his son that he is more concerned about.

“He has a hard time sleeping through the night,” Nick said. “He's up often, all night long, cause he heard somebody at the door or at his window.”

“It's kind of hard to sleep at night and it makes me feel bad at school,” David said. “I feel like I don’t trust to leave the house.”

The two are still traumatized by what happened and even after changing the locks, his son is afraid it could happen again.

“I'm worried that when we get a whole bunch of stuff back they might just steal it again,” David said.

Although there are no suspects, Nick thinks the burglars are teenagers.

“They even sat here and had lunch at the table, the whole pantry was torn through,” Nick said. “They just sat down and helped themselves while they were robbing the house.”

Now Nick hopes someone will see this and help him find out who is responsible.

“To know who did it and to be able to rest at ease at home again, because home doesn't feel like home anymore,” Nick said.

Also, because Nick thinks the burglars are teenagers, he suspects some of his stolen items are sitting in someone's garage. The Spokane County Sheriff's Office says they are still investigating the robbery and so far none of the items have turned up at pawnshops.

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