Good Samaritan donates security system to home burglary victim
MIAMI (WSVN) -- A sense of security has been restored for a South Florida woman whose home was burglarized just after she had helped finish building it.
Treneka Floyd and her children are the recipients of a free security system at their Habitat for Humanity home, a gift from Lana Logan, the owner of ADT Security in Pembroke Pines. "Treneka, we are here to offer you a free security system," Logan told the homeowner on Monday when she visited Floyd at her Miami residence.
Logan said she learned about what thieves had done from watching Floyd's 7News story on Saturday. "This is being done from my heart," she said. "I felt so sad when I saw what happened to her."
Floyd said the perpetrators broke into Floyd's residence, located off of Northwest 55th Street in Miami, over the weekend, when she was scheduled to move in. She said they broke in through a door and stole her refrigerator, stove, microwave and two air conditioning units. "When I came in that morning, on Friday, I was really shocked," she said. "This is not free. All Habitat homeowners, we put our sweat, we put our blood, we put our tears. If we work [on building a home], our income goes into this as well."
Logan said she was touched by Floyd's story. "I think that is very inhumane," she said. "Doesn't matter who did it, they'll get what's coming to them. The main thing now is, I think we can help her feel a little more secure."
Floyd said she was moved by Logan's generosity. "It's a grateful feeling because she didn't have to do that," she said. "She doesn't know me from nobody, and she came and she offered her services."
The homeowner added that the outpouring of support continues. On Monday morning, a man left her a note on her front door offering her a refrigerator. "I'm just grateful, and I'm very overwhelmed," said Floyd. "The people from Channel 7, they were great, they stayed in contact."
Floyd said she feels a lot safer with her new alarm system in place. She is still working on getting her AC unit and other appliances replaced.
Police are still looking for the person or persons involved in burglarizing this Habitat for Humanity home. If you have any information on this burglary, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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