Ocean Breeze West community on edge after several burglars hit the area

Police Chief Katz to speak to residents tomorrow

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - Residents living in Ocean Breeze West neighborhood, a newly developed community on Seacrest Blvd. in Boynton Beach, are dealing with a burglary problem. Police say someone is breaking into homes and residents will have the chance to address the issue with Police Chief Jeffrey Katz during a community meeting Wednesday.

Gelin “Pierre” Jeannot, is the most recent victim. His TV was stolen last Monday. His daughter was awake when the theft happened.

Jeannot said, “She heard someone open the door, slam the door, then open the door, she thought that was me.”

Jeannot moved to Ocean Breeze West in December.

The homes are built by Habitat for Humanity and CDC.

Police say residents living in the new homes and surrounding houses, have been burglarized.

According to authorities, since construction started, two cars were broken into, several homes were burglarized, and there was one attempted burglary.

Homeowners say they believe burglars are picking the locks on the outside or climbing through windows.

Many have installed interior latches as an extra precaution.

“We need more presence of the police here, I don’t feel safe. Even my kids, we don’t sleep at night, because every little noise we hear, we wake up because we scared,” said Jeannot.

The burglaries are still under investigation.

Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS, if you have any information.

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