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CWE residents demanding better security after string of break-ins

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This car is one of three damaged in an early morning string of break-ins. (Credit: KMOV). This car is one of three damaged in an early morning string of break-ins. (Credit: KMOV).
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

People living in the Central West End are demanding better security after a string of car break-ins.

Around 5:00 a.m. Monday, police say three cars were broken-into at an apartment complex. 

"My window was smashed in. I was confused because all I had in my backseat was an empty water bottle and a book," said Erica Ingram.  

Ingram is one of the three car-break in victims. Her neighbor, who didn't want to be identified, said she saw it all happen. 

"I saw three black make suspects with hoods on their head and two of them had white bandanas around their mouth and when her alarm went off that's when they jumped back in their car and took off," she told reporters. 

Police said the suspects took off in a tan vehicle down the alleyway. While police search for them, it's the victims who have to foot bill for the damage.  

"It is like $243 dollars. I am kind of upset because it's not lit very well there's a lamp over here and it doesn't work, my car is kind of in a dark alley way," says Ingram. 
                                                                                                                                                                               
The residents are blaming the property managers claiming this could have been prevented.  Ingram and her neighbors say they would feel safer with cameras back in the parking lot and better lighting so something like this will not happen again. 

"All my family members are highly upset about  this they don't appreciate me spending my hard earned money trying to get this fixed, if they didn't try to break into my car, I wouldn't have to get it fixed," says Ingram. 

News 4 called the property manager for comment regarding this story, but the call was not returned. Police continue to investigate. 

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