Police say home invasion now a 'hot prowl' when resident is home during crime
LAS VEGAS (KSNV) —
Las Vegas police say three suspects kicked-in a door during a home invasion near Torrey Pines and Oakey Boulevard.
A 19-year-old, who was home by herself at the time of the incident, made a call to 911 when she heard a hard knock at the door and realized hooded men were trying to get inside. Police say they were called out just after 1:00 p.m. regarding three men who entered the home. The victim, who did not want to be identified, said she hid in her bedroom closet while the thieves ransacked her home.
"I was in the closet and I was thinking something is going to happen to me,” said the victim.
The victim said, thankfully the intruders did not open the closet while they were in her room.
The suspects ran out just before police arrived.
Bonanza High School was put on a soft lockdown due to close proximity. Two of the suspects are wearing black and grey hoodies and the third suspect has no description yet.
Handyman, David Mccallum, said he has helped secure many homes for these types of situations. He said he replaces old screws with longer screws, which often prevents thieves from kicking in a door. Mccallum recommends getting the upgrades at the hardware store, the cost is likely less than $20. He also said get to know your neighbors, people will more likely help keep an eye out if they get to know you.