A new community in the southwest part of the valley is being targeted by thieves. Tuesday morning one woman opened fire on two robbers during a home invasion. She is just one of many in the neighborhood that have been confronted by criminals.
Neighbors say they are concerned for their safety. Although, Metro is trying to catch the crooks, they don't have much to go on. Neighbors are hopeful that security cameras may have captured a clear picture of the thieves.
There was a strong presence of police in the neighborhood Tuesday after the shooting.
"They were all in front of my house because someone had broke into the house down the street. That scared me, made me a little nervous," said one neighbor.
Just before 9:30 in the morning, investigators say burglars broke into a home while the owner was inside.
"The resident heard breaking glass. She came out and saw two unknown men, unknown race wearing masks and armed," said Metro Sgt. Andrew Patzer.
That's when the women grabbed her gun and began to fight back.
"While they were fleeing out the back door, she was able to fire one shot," said Sgt. Patzer.
Police aren't sure if the suspects were hurt, but neighbors are happy that the women took a stand.
This isn't the first time their neighborhood has been targeted by crooks. Neighbors say the break-ins have been happening about once a week and they want it to end.
"We live in a gated community, so you think we could be somewhat protected by the gates," said one neighbor.
But those gates haven't kept the criminals out and families are thinking about how they can better protect their homes.
"I have had sales person come to the door to sell us security systems because of the break-ins and I have been a little nervous off and on," said a neighbor.
Although they will make sure their doors and windows are locked, that's still not enough security for them to get a peaceful night's sleep, knowing that there are people bold enough to break in even when someone is at home.