• Woman blames DeKalb students for repeated burglaries

    By: Craig Lucie


    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - A Lithonia woman says thieves have targeted her home three times and she thinks they are DeKalb County students.

    Felicia Shorter alleges that her neighbors saw the supposed students breaking into her home and then stealing her car.

    “I’m a prisoner in my own home,” Shorter said.

    Shorter, who’s a Navy veteran, says she’s done almost everything she can to prevent another burglary.

    “Right now it’s hard for me to go to sleep at night because I don’t know what’s going to happen in the middle of night. I don’t know when I get home if someone has broken in again. It’s very frustrating and a trying time for me,” Shorter explained.

    Shorter says the second time, the thieves cleaned out her house.

    “They took everything. They took all of my televisions. They took my keys and stole my truck,” Shorter said.

    They also found a roll of cash and her coin collection.

    After the second break-in, Shorter had bars installed on the back first-floor windows.

    But she says a burglar climbed up to her second-floor window where the person was cut getting in this past Wednesday.

    “There’s a blood stain on the window sill. Nobody has come and fingerprinted or taken any blood samples,” Shorter explained.

    She would like officers to keep an eye on students walking through the neighborhood when classes are out.

     “I see kids every morning walking up and down the street. They are not residents of this neighborhood,” Shorter said.

     Channel 2 Action News is not naming the school since police have not made any arrests.


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