When you think of high crime areas in Las Vegas, you normally think of downtown. Any street named after a letter or number was usually a place you’d stay away from at night. Now there is an unexpected area in Vegas getting hit by high crime.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has been on high alert after a series of burglaries on the west side, 8 News Now reports. A far cry from the downtown area, this was once a quiet and safe place to live. One neighborhood getting hit with these crimes is Peccole Ranch, which is located near Sahara and Fort Apache area. Another is Queensridge, located near Charleston and Fort Apache.
Multiple houses have been hit by burglaries in this area lately. And although there is a security post at the entrance of the Queensridge neighborhood, Metro believes the tunnel system is to blame. Burglars have easy access into the neighborhood through the tunnels, and a quick escape out with the stolen goods.
It is believed that the suspects have parked in Peccole Ranch, south of Queensridge. And used the tunnel system to cross Charleston and gain access to Queensridge Estates.
Car break ins have been reported as well as home invasions. And recently, in Queensridge Estates, it got even worse. Two elderly residents are in critical condition today because a burglary lead to torturing the couple, including a near drowning of the elderly woman.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has approached residents with cameras on their homes. The footage has helped identify the movement patterns of some of the suspects. It seems no matter where we live in Las Vegas, having a home security system isn’t negotiable anymore.
This is an ongoing investigation. If you have any information that could help, contact the LVMPD at 702-828-3111.
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