Trend of Hispanic Families Targeted for Robberies

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Leon County Sheriffs say they've noticed an increase of robberies where a higher concentration of Hispanic residents live in Tallahassee.

They say there's been a string of robberies along West Tennessee Street, Blountstown Highway and Lake Bradford within the past several months.

"It seems to be that these people are being targeted because the robbers believe these people are illegal immigrants and won't report it. In fact, a lot of these people are just hard working people, just regular U.S. citizens that don't speak a lot of English," says Sergeant Steve Norville pf the Leon County Sheriff's Office.

Sergeant Norville says that residents should remember to look out a window or peephole before opening the door.

He says if residents are concerned about their safety, they should call the Leon County Sheriff's Office at 850-922-3300.