Over the weekend, dozens of windows were smashed in two apartment complexes located about a mile apart, on West Gray Street and Austin Street.
HOUSTON. More than 30 cars were broken into the garages of Midtown apartment buildings over the weekend, leaving residents worried about their property and their safety.
Two apartment buildings were attacked, and although it is not known if the crimes are related, they were located about a mile apart on West Gray Street and Austin Street.
Broken windows and shards of glass are what dozens of Midtowners found in their garages over the weekend.
Carlos and Ryan live in one of the affected apartments. 20 cars were wrecked.
- “Both front windows were blown out. All things in the car were scattered, ”said Ryan.
- “We don’t feel safe leaving our cars, what if something else happens?” Carlos said.
About a mile from where they live, about 15 cars are broken into at another complex.
“Immediately I think: Oh my God, please, not my car, and I go to my car, and it is covered on the inside with broken glass,” said a local resident, who requested anonymity.
That resident said it was like an invasion of privacy.
“It’s frustrating, especially since nothing was taken. It just seems unfounded,” the resident said.
They all said the damage was greater than what was stolen. Most of the cars had two windows broken.
One of Carlos and Ryan’s neighbors, who was unharmed, said incidents like this made her worry about her safety.
“If I came here anytime, I mean what if they had guns or something,” she said.
Houston police said it is important for people not to leave any valuables in their vehicles.
Both garages of the apartment building are gated, but residents say it’s easy to get inside. They demand that more be done to ensure safety.
“Are any measures being taken to make sure we are protected and that our community is protected?” Ryan asked about the actions taken by his apartment complex.
KHOU 11 News contacted both housing estates in Midtown where the incidents took place but received no response.