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Armed burglars strike in New Orleans East

The video shows the man with a gun, checking door handles on the vehicle of a burglary victim. (FOX 8) The video shows the man with a gun, checking door handles on the vehicle of a burglary victim. (FOX 8)

“I saw my glove compartment open. Everything was scattered all over the van, so I instantly ran back into the house because I was scared,” said the victim of an armed burglary.

The woman who FOX 8 will not identify says she immediately checked her surveillance cameras.

“We saw the guys walking up. We saw them with a gun. We saw one leaving out when my neighbor was going to work this morning,” says the victim.

The video shows the man with a gun, checking door handles on the vehicles parked in front of the house.

They were able to get into the woman’s SUV.

Nothing was taken, but the victim tells FOX 8 she’s frightened.

“Especially knowing that I’m a homeowner, I can’t move. I guess I’ve got to fight it off. I called the NOPD. They didn’t do anything. I don’t know what to do at this point, I’m scared,” says the victim.

The woman says this isn’t the first time she’s been a victim.

“I feel like if this problem was addressed the first time, and the second time, there wouldn’t have been a third time. Now, I feel like I’m the target,” says the victim.

She says back on February 5th, someone stole their Dodge Ram truck from in front of her house. She says the NOPD found the vehicle the next day, and then 4 days later, it happened again.

“They came back and stole the truck. My husband was watching them on the camera. He went outside. I immediately ran to get my car keys. I jumped on the interstate. I was in a high speed chase on the I-10 West with these guys,” says the victim.

She says she eventually lost them. Once again, police officers found the stolen truck, but as far she knows, there’s never been an arrest in either case. When she noticed armed men on her surveillance cameras at 1 A.M. this morning, she became worried about what might happen next.

“I don’t know what their intentions were, but I do know this, it’s not good because if you’re carrying a weapon, it’s not good,” says the victim.

She’s unclear if any of the cases are related, but she says being a victim three times is too much. She wants the NOPD to do something about it.

The NOPD tells FOX 8, there’s still an active investigation into who stole the woman’s truck. They’re also aware of the burglary, and they say they’re looking into that as well.

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