People who live in two different apartment complexes on Atlanta's West Side want to know why, they say, apartment managers are doing nothing to stop criminals from taking over.
Over the past month, there have been numerous car break-ins, damage to property and criminals posing as DEA Agents to force their way into the Alexan Metro West apartment complex.
"First, we have these people posing as DEA agents, and then my car gets broken into," said Alexan Metro West resident Brianna Blake. "This is really frustrating, and kind of scary."
Just down the street at Apex West Midtown, residents there are asking tough questions.
"Just recently, we know because they are friends of ours a couple of doors down from us, a woman's very nice SUV was broken into," Andrew Kurt said.
Kurt has lived in Apex West Midtown for two years, and said enough is enough.
"We are moving in two weeks," Kurt said.
The main reason, according to Kurt, is that the management at Apex West Midtown do not take the crimes seriously.
"Unfortunately, when we talk about this or present this evidence to apartment managers, they don't really respond they don't do anything they don't crack down," Kurt said.
"This area has this problem and if Apex West Midtown and Alexan Metro West don't respond better, and cooperate more with the police and get others on board and proper neighborhood watch. It is going to become worse," Kurt said.
A representative with Apex West Midtown, Matthew Futral, said the complex hasn't had any problems since January.
But according to the Atlanta Police Department, they have received 25 calls for service to Apex that included car break-ins.
"I can follow up with that," Futral said.
Because of the concern surrounding crime, residents said they would like the opportunity to break their leases without penalty.
"Whoever has had their car broken into, or feels violated, or live in this area, they should be able to move out without having to pay a lease break fee," said Alexan resident Amrik Singh.
A representative from Alexan Metro West sent CBS Atlanta News a response in connection to the crimes.
"We care very much about everyone here and are working closely with the authorities in their investigation of this matter. Our courtesy patrol has implemented additional measures and we are asking the authorities to do the same," Terri Thornton said.
So far, residents said their increased measures have done nothing to stop the problem.
"We just had a bunch of cars in a secure parking garage broken into, what are they doing to stop this," Singh said.
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