As reported by ABCNews.com:
Kids Survive Home-Alone Break In
Gumen claiming to be repairmen rob and ransack Texas residence.
The video report can be found at; ABC News
Note: Watch the video in full, first.
Here is yet another real world example of why a peephole viewer in your doors is an excellent _active_ home safety device to have installed _and_ to actually use.
If the peephole is too high up for your home alone child then go to WalMart and buy for $3 a plastic step stool to keep by the door.
The cost of a peephole and installation, along with step stool, is far less costly than that of having your children go through something like this. Oh, and this is by appearances a a hit on a 'nice' family living in a 'nice' neighborhood.