A family is frightened this New Year’s day after they say thieves broke into their apartment stealing almost all their belongings.
The local couple says the thieves didn't come through the door, but a wall.
Daonna Jones and her fiancé, John Loving, just moved from Virginia last month to Woodscape Apartments in southwest Houston. Friday they say they came home and realized their apartment was burglarized.
"My bed was flipped upside down, my dishes were stolen that I just got for Christmas and a ring,” said Jones. “I was shocked. It didn't hit me until I saw the hole."
She took a picture of that hole found in the living room, and believes it was the passage way made by the thieves to get to her apartment.
Jones says this could have been prevented by apartment management because the apartment right next door is vacant and was unlocked. That’s where she believes the thieves came in and then tore through the wall to get to their apartment.
A police report was filed, and one of the things listed is more than just an item.
"The diamond ring. I had put it on layaway to give to her on Christmas as an engagement ring," said Loving.
The hole is patched up, but Jones and Loving don't live their anymore.
"This is not acceptable at all even if I were to try and stay. It is just not safe," said Jones. "I just want them [apartment management] to understand that if those doors were locked, they would have never gotten in. I would like a refund. If not I will take further action," said Jones.
We called the Woodscape Apartments and left messages but haven't heard back.