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Families forced to move for NGA falling victim to thieves

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Dozens of families are in the process of moving from their homes on the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency site, but they’re also dealing with another headache, thieves (Credit: KMOV). Dozens of families are in the process of moving from their homes on the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency site, but they’re also dealing with another headache, thieves (Credit: KMOV).

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) - Dozens of families are in the process of moving from their homes on the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency site, but they’re also dealing with another headache, thieves.

“Came in with the mover, came all the way up on the second floor,” said Mary Harris, whose family has lived in North St. Louis since 1968. “This is a 13 room house and he's wandering around, wondering when he's getting his doors and windows.”
 
The Harris family was able to chase the thief out of their home. Mary Harris says that her neighbor’s house was recently broken into as well.
 
“She still had her valuables in the house, she came back and didn't have a front door, they are just coming in here any time day or night,” said Harris.
 
The criminal activity has forced the City of St. Louis to act.
 
“We hired a private security firm to work the area and have a full time presence there to try and negate criminal activity that had been reported,” said Otis Williams, Executive Director for the St. Louis Development Corporation.
 
Williams said that the private security is not an extra cost to taxpayers because it was a cost that was already built into the budget as an anticipated cost. The city hopes to have all families living on the NGA site moved out by Thanksgiving.

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