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UPDATE: Seniors want tighter security after rocks thrown at cars

Posted at 11:21 PM, Jan 05, 2017
UPDATE JAN. 17: Senior citizens living in the Lake Tonopah Apartments near Simmons Street and Lake Mead Boulevard say they still feel unsafe after they've recently been bullied by teens.
The residents say teens are smashing their cars with rocks and it's easy for them to get in because of an unlocked gate.
The people living in the complex want tighter security and a higher fence but they say management won't respond to their concerns.
13 Action News tried to get them answers Tuesday but we were told the property manager was too busy to speak with us.
One resident did say he has been in touch with a Las Vegas police detective and that police have been patrolling around the complex.
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Some senior citizens at a local apartment complex say they're being terrorized by teenagers. The residents say the teens are smashing out their car windows.
The complex is located near Lake Mead Boulevard and Simmons Street. The residents say it's been happening for a month.
Brooks Voughn and Rose Lennox are two of at least five victims.
Voughn and Lennox were hit twice each. Their car windows had huge rocks thrown into them, leaving shattered glass every where.
"I am angry," said Lennox. "I'm upset. I want to cry."
Both Voughn and Lennox witnessed the teens in action. Voughn is in a wheelchair but tried to rush outside to yell at them. Lennox admits she chased after the teens but was unable to catch them.
"I'm afraid for myself," Lennox said. "If they could do this to my car, they could do that to me too."
Both victims are upset because they feel their property managers are doing nothing about it.
We were unable to reach anyone in the leasing office Thursday because they were already closed when we were alerted to this story.