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Summerlin residents are concerned about crime, expert weighs in

Posted at 7:58 PM, Jul 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-24 08:02:01-04

Some residents in Summerlin are concerned about crime making its way into their neighborhoods.

"We've seen an increase in crime tremendously,” says Gigi Galvin, who lives near Town Center and Charleston. "They will come in and check cars doors, steal whatever they can"

Crimemapping.com definitely shows reports of home burglaries, business robberies and vehicle thefts in the area over the past several months.

However, there's hasn't been a drastic uptick over the past few months, but that could change.

13 Action News Crime and Safety Expert Retired Metro Lieutenant Randy Sutton believes it's the nicer neighborhoods that prove more of a draw for crooks than others.

"I'm afraid it's just going to get worse,” says Sutton. “People believe that because they  go to communities they give them a false sense of security and in fact it's not a secure at all."

Sutton says folks need to be guarded and checking their surroundings in public or at home.
He adds this crime trend is likely just starting.

“We are seeing a lessening of the consequences, we are seeing a lessening of the fear of getting caught, and I'm afraid it's just going to get worse.”