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Belmont family devastated from burglary

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By: Hannah Paczkowski

 Thursday night, a Belmont family came home to a heartbreaking scene. After visiting other family members, they returned to see their door smashed in.

"The first thing I noticed was our fire safe was missing. I saw all our drawers were gone through, our whole house is trashed," the victim said.

More than $16-hundred worth of items were taken from the house. Someone stole Christmas presents from the children. Their tablets, a PlayStation 2 with controllers and games, and a video camera are gone.

That's not all, they also took prescription medication and important documents that could damage the family of seven.

"Now they have everyone's social security cards, birth certificates, all our car titles, I'm kind of worried that we're going to find credit cards in our kids' names," the victim said.

 Now, the family's sense of security is stolen as well.

"I just feel violated and helpless. There's nothing you can do, you're so frustrated," the victim said.

Police said this wasn't the only home in the Belmont area hit last night. Thieves also ransacked another place a few blocks away between 5 and 9:30 p.m. In that case, they took a computer.

"I just hope whoever did this grows a conscience and realizes we have five kids, we're on housing, I've been laid off for a year, it took a lot to get what we have," the victim said.

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