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4 break-ins in 15 hours in small area

Posted at 7:12 PM, Mar 28, 2016

A lot of people in the southwest part of the valley are on edge after 4 break-ins within 15 hours only a few blocks apart.

They all happened near Fort Apache Road and Tropicana Avenue last Wednesday.

The first break-in was at a business on the 9500 block of Tropicana Avenue at about 12:30 in the afternoon. The next two happened three blocks away at homes in a gated community called Aurora Canyon, the first at 9:18 p.m. on the 9600 block of Meek Bay Avenue and the second at 9:44 p.m. on the 9600 block of Geiger Peak Court. The last of the four happened at a business on the 9400 block of Tropicana at 2:35 a.m. Thursday morning.

Aurora Canyon neighbor Arthur Cummings tells 13 Action News the night was filled with panic.

"My neighbor rang my doorbell and she was hysterical saying that her home was broken into,” he says.

Last Wednesday, Cummings’ next door neighbor came home to find her house had been burglarized. She was only gone for a short time.

"She had just left I believe and then someone came in her house within an hour or 20 minutes or 15 minutes like someone knew what was going on," Cummings says.

Neighbor Mary Davis says the burglaries have left her shocked and afraid, but her worry began forming a few weeks ago when her next door neighbor’s car was broken into.

"Their car was broken into like three times," she said.

Davis believes there's only one thing that has kept her from being a victim.

"Prayer,” she says.” A lot of prayer."

A spokesman from Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department says they are investigating whether these break ins are related, but at this time they have no evidence to prove that. There are no suspects in custody.