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CONTACT 13: Woman moves after attack at apartment

Posted at 11:00 PM, Dec 01, 2016
and last updated 2018-11-21 17:35:03-05
A valley woman is feeling safe again after 13 Action News helps deliver some much needed help. It's an update to a story Contact 13 first brought you back in September.
"You guys are the ones who did it for me," says Jennifer Robinson.
It's moving day for her.
"Without you guys, I would still be here," Robinson says.
A happy ending to a story with an awful beginning. It was back in September when we told you how Robinson was violently attacked, right outside her own apartment near Vegas Valley Drive and Lamb Boulevard.
"I was coming home late at night and somebody came from behind me with a hammer, knocked me out. Knocked my glasses in pieces," she told 13 Action News in September.
A pair of thieves got away with Robinson's purse, cell phone and her car. Living in fear, she decided it was time to move. But the property manager wouldn't allow her out of her lease.
So she reached out to Contact 13. We called management, and they decided to let Robinson off the hook. But that's not all.
"We just wanted to jump in and lend a hand as a moving company," says Diane Beach, with All My Sons Moving & Storage.
The company saw our story and called Contact 13, volunteering to help Robinson move.
"I was so surprised. I was like, moving company? Because I thought I was going to have to do it myself," Robinson says.
But in the end she didn't have to lift a finger, and it didn't cost her a thing. Robinson says this move is exactly what the doctor ordered.
"Now I can sleep at night. Where I move, I can sleep good. I haven't slept good in about 3 months," she says.
So here's the Contact 13 bottom line: A landlord doesn't legally have to let you out of your lease just because you're the victim of a crime. But you can try asking to be moved to a different apartment or property, if available.
If you're having issues with a landlord, let us know, and we'll see if we can help. Email us at 13investigates@ktnv.com.