Residents making changes following Midtown burglaries - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Residents making changes following Midtown burglaries

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In a three-mile radius, in four days, five house burglaries have happened in the midtown area.

Memphis police haven't said if they are investigating them as related burglaries.

"I feel so violated," one victim said. “They believed based on the fact nothing was taken, he may have been looking for guns and then, my cat got out as part of this."

In other cases, thieves stocked up.

"Every drawer that could possibly have been opened was open. Stuff was everywhere," another victim said.

She said this was her second burglary. Another victim said it was her third. Now, they said they are making sweeping changes.

“The first step is moving out of denial,” one victim said.

Others want to get closer to their neighbors.

"I just don't think I was paying enough attention to what was going on in my community. I wasn't synced up with my neighbors."

Others want to identify their vulnerabilities.

"I was looking at it and thinking, 'That's so easy. Look how dark it is.’"

Lastly, others wasn’t to take action.

"There's bars on the windows, there's a floodlight now and I have a very special alarm system on its way."

The victim that lost her cat found it after several days of putting up posters around the neighborhood.

Meanwhile, here is a closer look at the incidents:

1600 block of Carr Avenue
Stolen: Checks, earrings, a passport, a safe and a tennis bracelet.

800 block of S. Cox Street
Stolen: $500 cash, two flat screen TVs.

2100 Block of Cowden Avenue
Stolen: Air conditioner condenser, new water heater, electrical wiring.

600 block of University Street
Stolen: Semiautomatic handgun.

500 block of Garland Street
Stolen: Alarm system alerted homeowner. Items out of place, but nothing stolen.

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