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Apartment resident burglarized 6 times

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

From DVD players to cameras and computers, one Park Wind apartment resident in Jackson said burglars have hit her home multiple times. She said most recently, on Tuesday. WLBT went to the complex that sits just off Highway 80 near Clinton Thursday to look at the damage.

Resident said, "I'm locking my door now. Look how it moves open and if I kick it hard enough I could kick this door open with no problem."

The Park Wind resident who didn't want to appear on camera said this is the sixth time her second floor home has been broken into. She said the apartment management team has not taken any steps to repair her broken door and she feels her safety is at risk.

"This happened back in December and it was left like this. They didn't fix my door frame and I begged the management staff to fix it. This is where they pried into several times before and nothing has been done about it," said the resident.

The victim said several other apartment homes on the property have also been burglarized. She said she has repeatedly contacted the management staff and corporate headquarters to see what the staff can do to prevent crimes like the one that happened to her from happening. After no help, she turned to the Jackson Police Department.

Jackson Police Assistant Chief Lee Vance said, "What we're trying to do is organize that apartment complex into a tenant watch so that neighbors can watch out for neighbors. We'll have regular dialog for the people who live there and we'll do everything we can to keep that property safe."

Currently, cars are able to come and go with the gate system at the entrance not working. The concerned resident said she has lived at the complex for seven years. When she moved in, the staff assured here the property was secure.

"The gates were working, we had to pay to have a gate card and now the gates are wide open and there is no security," said the resident.

WLBT did try and contact the management staff at Park Wind, no one was in the office and the company did not return our calls. The resident since told us the maintenance team did contact her Thursday afternoon saying they would fix her door.

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