|Updated: 4/02/2013 9:26 am
||Published: 4/01/2013 11:49 pm
Patsy Matthews told FOX23 several burglaries have happened in her northwest Tulsa neighborhood.
Matthews, a home daycare owner, said property started disappearing about three years ago.
"I changed my back door into an iron door,” said Matthews.
Security signs do little to turn away thieves in the neighborhood. Thieves broke in to one of Matthews’ neighbors home three times.
"The wife doesn't feel too safe at all,” said Kenneth Gourd.
Gourd has lived in the area for 43 years. Just like his neighbor Matthews, he said the area recently started declining.
"A shed has been broken into and taken all of my lawn equipment," said Gourd.
Matthews said she sees kids roaming streets when they should be in school. Central High School is just across the street from her home.
"They're walking down the street,” said Matthews. “They call themselves smoking. I know what they're smoking."
It happens all the time. She can hardly focus on the kids she watches anymore.
Since October, within a mile of the school, there have been two robberies, six assaults and eight burglaries.
"I'm just afraid that my house is next," said Matthews.
"I don't know what you do to stop it," said Gourd.