Published: Jul 27, 2011 11:03 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 27, 2011 9:47 PM EDT

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A Cape Coral couple can't believe their eyes, after crooks got away with thousands of dollars of their belongings. But it's how the thieves entered the home, that has even police stunned.

"Our house had been ransacked. Papers all over the floor, the bedroom had everything taken out of the drawers," Margaret Young said Wednesday.

A quick afternoon doctor's appointment, ended up costing the Young's more than $23,000. The Cape couple returned home Tuesday afternoon to find their garage door wide open, and a very important valuable nowhere in sight.

"My car was gone. They took my car," Young said.

Cape Police believe that the thieves were able to fish a wire through the top sealant of the garage door, and were eventually able to grab the emergency cord to open the door.

"I think that they were pretty bold. They were really pretty bold to have done that," Young said about the burglars.

Aside from taking off with Margaret's Toyota Solara convertible, the crooks cleared out almost everything of value from the home. They took thousands of dollars in electronics, jewelry, and a collection of Coach handbags.

"We're still walking around the house, trying to assess what's missing," Young said.

All the doors were locked and the garage door was closed before the brazen mid-afternoon burglary. The Young's now question what they can do to protect what's left.

"There really isn't any way you can protect yourself. If they're going to get into your house they're going to find a way," Young said.

Cape Coral Police are asking for your help in locating the homeowner's missing car. It's a 2002 silver Toyota Solara convertible, with Florida tag C410DS.