Greensboro neighborhood tired of increasing crime

GREENSBORO, N.C.– A neighborhood in east Greensboro is fed up with a recent increase in crime.

This past weekend, there was a shooting, but homeowners say that’s just the latest in the crimes they’ve seen recently on their streets.

“Frustration. Complete frustration,” is how Christa Bennett, a homeowner on Chapel Ridge Drive describes her neighborhood. “I can’t even let my kid go 200 feet from my house. I’m too scared.”

FOX8 checked crimemapping.com, an online tool that shows how many crimes and what types of crimes are going on in neighborhoods.

Within two miles of Bennett’s home, there have been 20 crimes in the past week. In the past month, about 100 crimes, everything from vandalism to burglaries.

“This is where I feel safe, but now that all this is going on I’m not sure I feel safe anymore,” explained Selina McMasters, who has lived in the neighborhood since 2006.

Bennett showed FOX8 a letter that explained her pool and clubhouse area closed down due to crime. She’s even put up a ‘Private Property’ sign in hopes to keep trouble away, but that sign will be replaced soon by a ‘For Sale’ one.

“Come January 1 we are putting the house on the market. We’re done,” she said.

The victim in the weekend shooting was a 19-year-old man, who is expected to survive.  Greensboro Police say they do not have any suspects at this time.

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