ST. PAUL, Minn. - It's a long shot, but Debbie Young is hoping that somebody returns items that were stolen from her garage on Tuesday night.
"Even if I tried, I can't replace them," she says. "They belonged to my husband."
Young's husband, Luke, served in the Air Force, but died last year in a motorcycle accident. He was known for his airbrush artwork and it's why Debbie had kept all of his paint, stencils and equipment.
"It's all we have left of him," she said. "My older son wanted to take up the hobby and walk in his footsteps."
Since the incident, Debbie has posted a Craigslist ad offering a reward for the return of the items.
However, the thieves didn't stop there. They also rummaged through the freezer and stole frozen beef, chicken and venison.
St. Paul police remind homeowners that garage burglaries do increase in warmer months, but it's often the items that are stolen that baffle authorities.
"I can tell you stories where six frozen chickens were stolen," said Sgt. Paul Paulos. "They'll steal whatever they feel they need at the time."
Items like strollers, car seats, bug zappers and garden hoses have all recently been reported stolen. It's why locking doors and moving anything you deem valuable inside the home is a necessity.
"I'm not leaving anything I think is valuable in a garage anymore," says Debbie. "You just can't replace it."
Police also remind homeowners to give them a call if they see anything they feel is suspicious in the neighborhood.
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