A south Toledo apartment complex was forced to change nearly 200 locks after thieves attained master keys.
According to police reports, management at the Andover Apartments located on Eastgate Road, hired a contractor to replace floors in one of the units. The workers were given a set of master keys but never returned them.
Tenants then complained about missing items, as well as general safety concerns. However, there was no sign of forced entry. Police are lead to believe the suspect has been back several times using the keys.
"It makes you kind of feel unsafe. But I guess a lot of people didn't know the truth anyway. So I guess, I don't know. I heard a lot of people lately saying their stuff has been coming up missing," said tenant Raymond Barnes.
Police reports say the rent deposit box had been taken off the door, and a TV, radio, stereo and camera had gone missing from the leasing office.
Detectives say they are in the process of piecing it all together, but one thing they are sure of is whoever snatched the keys will not be able to use them anymore. So far on Wednesday, around 190 locks were changed as a result.
Still, tenants say they are not taking any chances.
"I guess I'm going to be kind of unsecure about it because I'm going to maybe have my husband stay here while I'm gone and vice versa, so we can make sure that no one is going into our apartment," said Sheila Clark.
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