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Car windows smashed at Portofino Place in West Palm Beach

Posted at 1:38 PM, Jun 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-29 19:01:35-04

West Palm Beach police are investigating a large number of car windows smashed at Portofino Place apartment complex off of Military Trail.

About 20 car windows were smashed overnight.

Thursday morning tenants were cleaning up.

"Cover this up so if the rain falls," says Melinda Antonio who had her window smashed.

"It's aggravating because this isn't the first time," said Chris White.

In Decembera similar incident happened at the apartment complex when 25-to-30 windows were smashed in the overnight hours.

White now has two police reports.

"One today, my girlfriend's car and this was December 4th with my car," said White.

Some have voiced their concerns about the security gates always being open and broken.

Below is a statement from Portofino Place Apartments: 

“The safety and security of our residents and their property is a top priority. At the time of these incidents, the gate to the community was fully operational, but was propped open by someone other than a community associate. If and when our gates malfunction, or are in need of servicing, we immediately call our vendor and have them repaired as quickly as possible. Moving forward, we will be installing a surveillance system as a deterrence for future incidents. While this problem is endemic to West Palm Beach, we will continue to take proactive measures to protect vehicles within our community.”