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Published September 03, 2013, 06:54 PM

Fargo family concerned after break-in

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A North Fargo family is missing thousands of dollars in electronics and other valuables; not to mention the family car, after a break-in over the weekend.

By: Becky Parker, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A North Fargo family is missing thousands of dollars in electronics and other valuables; not to mention the family car, after a break-in over the weekend.

But more importantly, they are missing their peace of mind.

This North Fargo neighborhood was likely quiet this weekend with people gone for the Labor Day holiday, but sometime between Saturday and Sunday afternoon, someone was at the Rustad's home who didn't belong there.

When burglars hit the Rustad family's North Fargo home, they took much more than just “stuff.”

Lucas Rustad- Home was Burglarized: "When your kids are crying and they don't feel safe, and your wife is crying, you just feel helpless."

After returning from an overnight trip to Detroit Lakes, Lucas and Sarah noticed something big was missing from their garage.

Sarah's car was gone.

When they got inside, they discovered more than $6,000 worth of electronics, including three flat-screen TVs, were missing.

Rustad: "Some people are telling me that I was lucky I wasn't here. I look at it from a whole different angle. I'm thinking, if I was here, they would have just ran. I'm looking at it. It seems so calculated."

The front door was broken. The deadbolt still fastened.

Fargo Police say an actual break-in like this one is unusual in our area.

Lt. Joel Vettel- Fargo Police Department: "Typically, our burglars here in our community are crimes of convenience, where people go into unlocked garages or unlocked homes."

The Rustads say they hope the person or people who did this are brought to justice, and they're hoping people in the community can keep an eye out.

Sarah Rustad – Home was Burglarized: "We don't care if we get our stuff back, necessarily. I just want them to get what they deserve."

Rustad: "You think, who could do this to another person? Because you can't fathom doing that to somebody else."

Fargo police are continuing their investigation of the break-in.

The Rustad's are really hoping to get the car back. They urge anyone who has seen the vehicle ( a 2007 gray Chevy Impala) to call Fargo police.

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