Women repeatedly targeted by thieves at apartment complex

Posted at 11:04 PM, Feb 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-02 00:04:53-05

Two young women were robbed of thousands of dollars of electronics at their apartment complex, and now they want out of their lease after police have advised them to move to a safer place. 

2 Works for You reporter Katie Wisely explains how the roommates want the apartment complex to be held accountable for their safety. 

It’s something of habit to simply lock your door. 

“The hairs stand up because you get so scared," Jessicah Knapp said. "Someone has been in here and I don’t know what they’ve touched and I don’t know what they have went through.” 

If thieves want to get in, they’ll find a way. Like they did three times to Knapp and Jayme Jackson’s apartment.

"The first thing I do when I unlock that door every time is I look up at my door and pray to God that it’s shut, locked and that nothing happened," Knapp said.

The girls live at Metro Plex apartments. 

Over the span of eight weeks, a flat screen television and two laptops were stolen. 

The door frame was dented in by the culprit. 

The roommates sent two letters to the office through certified mail after they claim their concerns weren’t heard. 

"Online it says they have 24 hour security and emergency maintenance and they have neither," Jackson said. 

A letter from the apartment's management said they we were willing to put the tenants in the same size layout they are in.

But that’s not enough.

“We would have to pay rent and an extra month of rent on top of every other bill we’re going to have to move,” Knapp said. 

They hope by March, they’ll be somewhere safe. 

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