"We are the security. Everybody watches each other's units -- that's the only security I know of," said Lani Laloulu.
Longtime residents said there had been some steps to clear the project of troublemakers, but like the gaping holes in the fences, some felt there were still gaping holes in those efforts. Monday's criminal activity reminded them more could be done.
"If you are going to have break-ins like this, why not have security?" asked Laloulu.
Residents said management was looking at adding security to the housing project. In the meantime, a community policing effort may be organized next month.
Santos, a convicted robber, would have been up for parole in November, but will now head back to court on Thursday to face new charges.