JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Northside neighborhood was on excessive alert Monday night time after a house invasion led to an enormous seek for the culprits.
Kecia and Troy Williams acquired a name from a neighbor saying that their residence in Biscayne Estates, off Biscayne Boulevard, was being burglarized.
“He stated, ‘Get house. A few guys — not a few guys, 5 guys, simply kicked in your entrance door,’” Kecia Williams stated.
The burglars have been arrested, however a lot of the neighborhood was swarmed by regulation enforcement in the course of the search.
After having her door kicked in by burglars, Kecia Williams had a message for her neighbors.
“(If) you see anyone hanging out on the nook of your road, do not simply experience by, ask them what they’re doing or name the police or discover out who their mother and father are,” Williams stated.
Troy Williams stated he was glad they weren’t house when their neighbors referred to as warned them of the break-in. He informed News4Jax he was simply getting residence when police have been arresting one of many burglars.
“As quickly as I received to the doorway, I noticed cops had it blocked off,” Troy Williams stated. “Then I got here again once I obtained to the home and parked. I noticed cops bringing one of many younger males out in handcuffs.”
The Williams household stated police blocked off the neighborhood whereas they looked for the 5 teenage burglars. The couple stated the teenagers tried to steal over $5,000 of their belongings.
News4Jax spoke with Kenneth Wade, the president of the neighborhood’s home-owner’s affiliation, who stated they attain out to members when conditions occur and encourage its members to maintain an open dialog with neighbors.
“Because it occurs, we do attain out to our residents to allow them to know the conditions are near us and for them to be nosey neighbors,” Wade stated. “That is the No. 1 protection, so far as I am involved.”
The individuals locally stated they’re pleased with the truth that they’ve an lively neighborhood watch program, and it’s the one factor they’re encouraging different neighborhoods to be concerned in.
As for the Williams household, they’re serving as reminders for what to do to maintain your house protected.
“Today, we now have to have safety in our houses,” Kecia Williams stated. “We have now to have cameras. We now have to have storm doorways. We’ve got to offer the neighbors the telephone numbers. We’ve got to be at unity in these communities.”
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