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Cars targeted by vandals in east LV apartment complex, residents say

Posted at 11:39 PM, May 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-07 03:02:41-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas resident Jonalyn Custodio says it was early Sunday morning she and her neighbors woke up to a parking lot full of shattered glass.

"I was devastated,'' said Custodio. "This is not something you expect on a daily basis."

Her car was one of at least seven hit by vandals outside the Southern Cove apartment complex in the east part of town.

There's no security gate, and the parking spots face a relatively busy street.

"It's just so crazy how people can come into this complex, and we don't know where they are from or what they can do," Custodio said.

A few cars had back windows smashed out. Others were deeply scratched. Surprisingly nothing inside was taken.

"I was mad," said another resident Mark Dumo. "Personally, I was mad."

'Dumo's SUV was also damaged. He said some lights around the complex are out and he believes that makes it easier for criminals to target the area.

"'I'm not happy with the security as well as the safety of my family, especially my kids because most of the time a lot of people who go here they 'don't live here," he said.

While both Jonalyn and Mike expressed concerns about the area being safe; a check of the crime map shows their vandalism report, a burglary a few miles away on Katie Avenue and a few disturbing the peace complaints.

But Jonalyn says its more than just an expensive inconvenience.

"I will be breaking the lease and leaving," she said." And moving somewhere else for my son's safety."