People living in an apartment complex in the Northland said they're tired of being the victims of crime in their own homes.
Residents at Parvin Estates continue to experience break-ins, and some of the people victimized believe the thieves are breaking in while they are asleep. What's worse is they believe management could have warned them, since there have been so many.
Mikki Cobbs said thieves broke into her town home in Parvin Estates Thursday and took both sets of keys to her cars and money sitting on a table. What she can't figure out is when they committed the crime.
"It either happened overnight or this morning when I was in the shower. I'm pretty sure I saw the money on the table before I went in the shower," she said.
It still upsets her and her family, especially with two small children in the house. Now, she must change her locks and hope the thief doesn't come back.
"I'm off today but it's cost me some important issues at work. I have to get my new car re-keyed," Cobbs said.
Since June 2, there have been at least 15 burglaries. In one night six homes were burglarized, according to Kansas City police.
Residents said, with more than a dozen burglaries, they should have been warned by the apartment managers.
"That's ridiculous, residents should have been warned. They are getting in the same way. It's a serial burglary, obviously," Cobbs said.
The thieves are breaking in through the sliding door. After thieves broke into Shelby Hogan and her sister's home, the women put up their own safety gate - a baby gate.
Thursday, apartment crews began installing bars on the apartment doors. The property manager, who did not want to go on camera, said they've spent more than $1,600 for the bars. They've also added overnight security.
"They could help make sure this doesn't happen to others. They should have done it sooner," Hogan said.
The property manager also said they did not send out a letter of warning to the residents because they had been working diligently with police to help catch the thieves.
He said Kansas City did arrest a man suspected of the burglaries, but he was released on bond.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:29 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:29:04 GMT
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