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TACOMA: Is Hilltop really getting better?

Letter by Joseph C. Johnson, Tacoma on Sep. 17, 2012 at 1:37 pm | 13 Comments »
September 17, 2012 1:37 pm

I love my neighborhood of Hilltop. I really do. But is it really getting better?

I moved here four years ago and learned a lesson of, “Lock up your stuff and keep it put away” within days of moving in. I had two bikes stolen out of my back yard within the first week.

Here I am four years later. I keep my stuff out of sight and locked up. I also added a security system and cameras. However, yesterday, a guy boldly walks onto the property, through two gates and steals a bike while being filmed. I have seen him before, and he is from the neighborhood.

What kind of guy does this? Is Hilltop really getting any better? Or is it time to level it and start over?

People should not have to live in constant fear of thievery and crime, yet we do. It’s not like the bikes were worth anything, maybe $10 each. So why do things like this continue?

If you’d like to see the thief in action, go here.

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