ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A gated retirement community in Orange County has become the target of thieves.
The spike in crime is happening at the Gulfstream Harbor Solstice community off Goldenrod and Hoffner roads in east Orange County.
All of the victims are elderly and
Deputies say thieves are taking full advantage of that.
They said despite it being a gated community, criminals are still making their way in.
Delia Bond's home is the latest to be burglarized in the past three weeks.
"They're not stupid, they took the good jewelry," Bond said.
Bond said she and her husband came home at midnight and interrupted the
"I've been invaded; my home. I didn't sleep all night thinking they were going to come back," Bond said.
She's not alone.
Residents at the 55-plus neighborhood are on alert.
Many have installed home security
About 150 residents attended a town hall meeting last week looking for answers and to offer suggestions to deter crime.
The management said
One resident who didn't want to be
The front gates off Goldenrod Road are guarded by residents. Their job is to let people in and record people who don't have a sticker on their car.
The consensus among the seniors is the brazen burglars know the area well.
One key piece of evidence is a handprint left in the getaway Saturday night.