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Victims Upset after Break-Ins at Big Dam Bridge

A line of car break-ins near the Big Dam Bridge has some victims swearing off the park for good unless something changes.
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Shards of shattered car windows strewn across the asphalt paint a picture of what's transpired in the parks near Big Dam Bridge in recent nights.

A line of car break-ins near the Big Dam Bridge has some victims swearing off the park for good unless something changes.

Randi Bryant had made a habit of coming here, usually at least once a week along with hundreds of others.

That changed Wednesday (8/7) night.

Bryant walked back to her car to find her passenger-side window shattered, with glass in the seat and the floor board.

"This is a park for families, and kids are out here all the time. Why?" she asked. "Why in the world would you want to do this?"

According to the Little Rock Police report, thieves broke into a line of cars Wednesday night leaving glass from shattered windows everywhere.

There would have been plenty of people there to see it happen. There's even video cameras. But who's really looking out for you?

The cameras were paid for by a grant given to Emergency Management, and are monitored through Pulaski County Road and Bridge.

However, LRPD says video surveillance didn't catch these break-ins.

In a strange way, adding insult to injury, nothing of Bryant's was stolen.

They left a $200 pair of sunglasses in the seat and an iPod and money in the console.

Bryant's husband explained, "If they would have taken something, we could have called the insurance and it would have actually been worth calling them."

Until something changes with safety measures at the park, Bryant, a "former" regular won't be coming back.

"Until they find whoever did it, or they start patrolling this like they're supposed to be," she remarked. "I mean something. 'Cause I don't want it to happen again, because a window is not cheap."

The City of Little Rock says that area is a big priority for them because it's so popular, and in the past they report having success in catching those responsible.

Police say there is a detective on the case.
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