Burglaries skyrocket in two Vegas neighborhoods
When you think of high crime areas in Vegas, you normally think of downtown. Any street named after a letter or number was usually a place to stay away from at night. Now there is an unexpected area in Vegas be hit by high crime.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has been on high alert after a series of burglaries on the west side, 8 news now reports. Away from the city center, it used to be a quiet and safe place to live. A neighborhood affected by these crimes is Peccole Ranchwhich is located near Sahara and Fort Apache region. Another is queensridgelocated nearby Charleston and Fort Apache.
Several homes have been hit by burglaries in this neighborhood lately. And although there is a security post at the entrance to the queensridge neighborhood, Metro thinks the tunnel system is to blame. Burglars have easy access to the neighborhood through the tunnels and a quick escape with the stolen goods.
The suspects are believed to have parked in Peccole Ranch, South of Queensridge. And used the tunnel system to cross Charleston and access Queensridge Estates.
Car burglaries have been reported as well as home invasions. And recently, in Queensridge Estates, it got even worse. Two elderly residents are in critical condition today as a burglary led to the couple’s torture, including the elderly woman’s near drowning.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department approached residents with cameras on their homes. The footage helped identify movement patterns of some of the suspects. It seems no matter where we live Vegashaving a home security system is no longer negotiable.
This is an ongoing investigation. If you have information that could help you, contact the LVMPD at 702-828-3111.