Unsuspecting residents at The Gabriella in Dallas woke up to a surprise on Sunday after more than 15 vehicles parked there were broken into over the weekend.
Footage of the aftermath of the burglaries could be seen circulating on social media.
15+ car break-ins last night at The Gabriella in Dallas near Deep Ellum. Most people here pay over $2,200 a month in rent and this is the type of shit we deal with. We personally have had a vehicle stolen as well as our storage unit broken into! In the almost 2 years we have lived here, this is the worst we have seen it, but this is a regular occurence and people are constantly suffering from the blatant disregard of resident/guest safety & security! Even Air BNB guests are not safe, so if you’re thinking about renting here (short or long term) – BE AWARE!!! Suggestions have been made to the leasing office to improve security, such as a small rent increase across all apartments to pay for 24/7 security, yet nothing ever changes!!!! TikTok, do your thing and blow this video up. Let’s force these people to do something🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 @Dallas Texas TV @DallasMorningNews #thegabriella #gabrielladallas #dallasapartments #greystardallas
The Dallas Express traveled to the luxurious apartment building and investigated the scene. However, the debris from the vehicles had already been removed.
However, one resident discussed what had happened and voiced her concern about vehicles being broken into.
“I woke up Sunday morning to a phone call from one of my friends who is also a resident here at The Gabriella, and she said, ‘Hey, go check your car. I just heard from so and so that there’s been a bunch of break-ins,’” said Jessica Longoria to The Dallas Express.
Longoria said that, at that time, she thought only six cars had been broken into.
“As the day went on, I was traveling out of the garage and I saw glass everywhere, on the third floor, and [in] both the resident parking and the guest parking,” said Longoria.
She said there were about 15 cars in total that were broken into.
Longoria explained that while she is grateful that her car was not among the ones targeted, she is still shaken up by what happened.
When asked if she felt safe living at The Gabriella due to the recent break-ins, Longoria simply said, “No.”
It remains to be seen if the apartment’s management will provide any additional security measures.
The Dallas Express reached out to property management at The Gabriella and to the Dallas Police Department for additional information or comment, but none was received by the time of publication.
Crimes such as breaking and entering have been reported nearly 1,900 times in Dallas year to date, and stolen property offenses have reached almost 300 reports, an almost 23% increase over the same period last year, according to the Dallas crime analytics overview dashboard.