SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - When Mike Miller's teenage son and daughter returned home early from their family vacation, not only did they feel un-welcome, they felt violated.
“You can see where they tried to kick the door in,” said homeowner Mike Miller.
The Miller family was home for Christmas, but sometime between Thursday and New Year's Day, thieves broke into their Springfield home.
“They pried from the outside and came in this window,” said Miller standing in his 16-year-old son’s bedroom. The window was locked, along with every other door and window inside the home.
But that didn’t stop these thieves from making their way from bedroom to bedroom.
“They just ripped everything out of the cabinets and threw it on the floor,” said Miller.
The mess of cabinets and drawers ripped apart, food spun across floors and the loss of precious memories - even motocross trophies - has left the whole family on edge.
“It hurts your heart,” said Miller. “The kids have a difficult time sleeping just worried that someone’s going to try to come back.”
The burglars who ransacked every room in the house apparently worked up quite an appetite.
The family says whoever broke in made themselves right at home, throwing food out of the kitchen cabinets and refrigerator, making a sandwich - even helping themselves to a cold beer.
Now officers tell the family they hope to find the culprit thanks to fingerprints left around the house and on an empty beer bottle they found in the kitchen.
The family figures the burglars may know them because they were selective, stealing an X-Box and Wii game consoles, along with Wii games, a dirt bike and jewelry.
But that wasn't enough. They broke into Miller’s outside workshop.
“They cut the lock off that shop door right there,” said Miller pointing to an aluminum door frame missing a lock.
Inside the thieves grabbed a Pulaski axe, which they brought back inside to try to pry open a nearly 700 pound liberty safe.
Despite the robbers attempt, the safe never opened.
“The funny part about it is they spent at least an hour on this safe," Miller said, "and there was nothing in it."