Elderly woman fighting with repeat burglars for her property

OILDALE, Calif. - An elderly woman who lives in Oildale said she has been victimized by crime dozens of times on her own property.

The C-train storage container on her property contained antique furniture, collectibles, family heirlooms as well as personal belongings. Over the years several thieves have broken into her storage container and slowly robbed her of those valuable possessions.

"I don't know what to do anymore, I'm going to get a gun and shoot somebody," said Jessie Bower.

Bower's neighbors have stepped up to help her out by adding more security to the storage container.

In the past, thieves have broken the lock and pried open the doors. One neighbor had welded the unit and put a heavy-duty lock on the door.

However that was not enough because recently some thieves tried to steal what was remaining.

Last week Bower and her neighbors saw a couple of alleged thieves on the property and spotted some of the belongings by her fence. They called the police.

Kern County Sheriff's Office deputies located the suspects and Bower's belongings at the property next door. Deputies retrieved the belongings and questioned the suspects, but no arrests were made.

"These guys are still walking the street and they got caught red handed with my stuff," said Bower.

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