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Retired Montgomery firefighter fed up after multiple burglaries

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The Taylors say they're tired of being victimized and they're at a breaking point. The Taylors say they're tired of being victimized and they're at a breaking point.
The Montogmery Police Department is looking to end the numerous burglaries at the Taylor household. The Montogmery Police Department is looking to end the numerous burglaries at the Taylor household.
The latest burglary ended with the couple's home being ransacked. The latest burglary ended with the couple's home being ransacked.
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Seventy five year old Gasten Taylor is a retired Montgomery firefighter. He lost his first wife of 45 years on 2007. His house on the corner of Garden and Don Juan in north Montgomery burned down in 1998, but he rebuilt on the same lot that has been his for 40 years.

But the neighborhood that's been home to Taylor for so long has changed.

"I saw one boy running out there and another guy shooting at him one day," Taylor said of his neighborhood.

Taylor has had heart surgery, back surgery and he's undergoing chemotherapy and radiation for cancer. And on top of all of that criminals in his neighborhood won't leave him alone.

"Burglaries, peeping toms. I've had someone break into the storage shed. One day they stole the washing machine right in the middle of the day. We had one burglary in October of 11', one burglary in October 12' and of course they really tore us up this time," he says.

"This time" was Tuesday. When stealing the Taylors' belongings wasn't good enough, the thieves ransacked the home for good measure.

"Its' disgusting. And we know we can't fight anybody off at our age" the victim says. "And to top it all off, my aunt passed away. We were at the funeral yesterday."

Montgomery police are doing what they can for the Taylors. But the couple can't take anymore and are thinking they may have to just leave.

"I'm disgusted. We're just thinking about leaving."

The Ministry of Christ Church came out to the Taylor's home and shored up the back door where the thieves break in. So that part of their community is helping that couple out.

Anyone who might know something about this criminal behavior is asked to step forward and say something. There are a lot of people who hope that happens for the Taylors.

If you do know anything that might help police in this case, call CrimeStoppers at 215-STOP.

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