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Neighbors say teens are terrorizing complex

Posted at 11:34 PM, May 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-13 02:34:49-04
Neighbors in a North Las Vegas community say a large group of teenagers is taking over their complex every day after school gets out.
They say the Palmilla Apartments have been hit with a string of vandalism and burglaries during that time.
One woman, who did not want to be identified, told 13 Action News she has started carrying a knife for protection after having a tablet stolen and her car broken into in just two weeks.
Our cameras caught a large group of 30 or so people gathered in front of several homes in the complex.
Neighbors say they see the teens jumping other students at least once a week.
"I seen them yesterday jump a kid.  Beat him pretty bad.  I'm going to say ten kids on one," a neighbor that did not want to be identified said.
Police were at the complex for a fight Thursday afternoon.
Officers say teenagers in the complex are a constant problem, recalling several kids being beaten up in recent weeks, as well as vandalism in the area.
Many neighbors said they are afraid to speak up for fear of retaliation.
"I want to do something, but they are all kids.  They are juveniles and I'm afraid to get involved. Repercussions, I don't know what is going to happen," a neighbor that did not want to be identified said.
Officers said 90 percent of the problems are caused by people that do not live in the complex.
Neighbors say they would like to see managers do more to keep people out of the gated townhouse complex.
The leasing office complex had a sign up saying it was closed all day Thursday.