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Vandals strike west Las Vegas senior living center

Posted at 11:50 PM, Dec 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-21 03:04:52-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV)  — Residents at a senior living center in west Las Vegas reported they were victims of vandals.

Vicky Gentry posted on her window after her car was broken into last week.

Feeling violated and helpless she wanted to send a message to the thieves.

“I had to pay a $200 deductible, and that's all the money I had,” Gentry said. “That's all I had. I couldn't even feed my dogs."

She and other neighbors at the Stella Fleming Towers near Alta Drive and Decatur Boulevard are on fixed incomes. Most of them are getting by on social security.

"This was difficult. I had saved all year for Christmas,” said Gentry.

They showed 13 Action news the dead end street where they were told to park while workers repainted the parking lot.

There are no security cameras there.

Another neighbor, Lilly, also had a damaged vehicle.

“She has to crawl into her car,” Gentry said. “She's 80, had surgery on her eyes the last couple of days. Just feel so sorry for her."

Pictures show the extensive damage - shattered windows, soft top of a Mustang convertible shredded and parts of a dashboard ripped out.

Police are investigating, but without witnesses or security footage chances of catching the culprits appear slim.

“Now my Christmas is gone,” said Gentry. “I wish I had my Christmas back!”