At first she was forced out of her home because of a partial wall collapse at her Hartford apartment, but now she found out her home was burglarized.
Earlier this month, a wall inside Roseangela Sanchez’s apartment on Albany Avenue was partially collapsing.
It forced her and seven other families out of their homes and into a motel.
"It's been very difficult because I have to try to get some money in order for us to eat and it's been hard,” Sanchez said.
As if things couldn’t get any worse, she went into her apartment on Tuesday and her entire home was ransacked.
A television, Xbox, clothes and jewelry were all stolen and the lock on the door was busted.
"I didn't even know what to think. I was just nervous. I was scared and everything,” Sanchez said.
In addition to Sanchez’s, police said at least two other apartments were also burglarized.
As crews continue to work on repairing the building, Sanchez said she isn’t sure if she wants to go back, fearing now for the safety of her children and grandchildren. Despite the back-to-back setbacks, Sanchez is still trying to look on the bright side.
"I just have to right now stay positive and see what happens from now on,” Sanchez said.
The property manager said he sent surveillance footage to police to help them with their investigation into the burglaries.
Half of the families are back living in the apartment, and the other half, including Sanchez, should be back in the next week or so.
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