Neighbors react to multiple cars being broken into at San Marco Apartment complex

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Neighbors at an apartment complex in San Marco are on edge after multiple cars were broken into Sunday night leaving many of them with questions, including how did this happen?


According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, multiple cars were broken into Sunday at the Exchange Apartment Complex on Bertha Street.

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Today when Action News Jax went to the complex, reporter Nick Gibson counted at least four cars that had window damage.

The majority of those cars appeared to have tape or cardboard around the windows that were damaged

After speaking with a neighbor who didn’t want to be identified, he says not only his car but his wife’s car was broken into inside the apartment’s gated parking garage.

“They stole my wallet, sunglasses, my wife’s sunglasses, Gucci, I mean it’s a lot of money,” the neighbor said.

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He now says he doesn’t feel safe living there anymore and is concerned about security at the complex.

“Just yesterday, as I was cleaning the glass. There were people just coming in and just letting people in… I just don’t feel comfortable,” the neighbor said.

Gibson called the apartment complex about these break-ins, when we spoke with the representative they simply responded with “no comment.”

Now that neighbor says he will have to come out of his pocket to fix his window because of what his insurance company is telling him.

“As of right now they are saying a 1,000 dollar deductible and I’m never in my life paying 1,000 dollars for a window. I will make a window before that window gets put in for 1,000 dollars,” the neighbor said.

JSO tells Action News Jax they don’t have any suspects in custody.

As for this neighbor, he has a message for those responsible.

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“I hope and pray for the people who actually did this, they did it for a reason. They needed it to help someone else out,” the neighbor said.

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