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December 24th, 2012
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Robbery of family's home caught on tape; Shawn & Casey Graham tell their story: 'we were lucky to not be there when it happened'

Like a scene right out of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” thieves broke into an Oklahoma City family's home this holiday, tore open Christmas gifts and even knocked over their Christmas tree. The family says the thieves stole about $5,000 worth of electronics and a handgun. Oddly enough, while the real-life Grinches unwrapped the Graham’s gifts, they did not steal any of them. What they didn’t realize is that they were caught on tape by security cameras installed by the family just three weeks before. This morning, robbery victims Shawn and Casey Graham join “Starting Point” to tell their story.

Initially, Shawn thought that their dogs had torn up their tree for the candy canes, “but it was still too hard to believe that they did that.” The security cameras told the true story. Casey says she was “shocked and surprised.” “It makes you angry to see somebody going through your stuff and going through your home when there’s nothing you can do about it,” Casey says.

The robbers have not yet been caught, but the Grahams hear that authorities have great leads. Meanwhile, they say they feel fortunate. “There were homes that were completely cleared out or… robbed in person,” Shawn says. “We were lucky to not be there when it happened and that they didn’t make off with any more than they did.”

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