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Man who lost home during balcony collapse stolen from as well

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Man who lost home during balcony collapse stolen from as well

By Shannon Sims. CREATED Oct 23, 2013 - UPDATED: Oct 23, 2013

MILWAUKEE - Robin Andrews is doing his best to get back on his feet after being forced to move out of his now condemned apartment building.

"I didn't have much, don't have nothing now because its gone," said Robin Andrews.

Monday he returned to retrieve the rest of his family's belongings only to come eye-to-eye with a thief.

"The guy was coming out and he climbed over - he threw his bag over and he jumped down. And disappeared like he was a ghost."

Robin says that once he was inside his second floor unit he found his children's birth certificates and social security cards were gone. The family TV and computer were also missing.

Andrews was under the impression that the building was secured and tenants could only access their units when the apartment manager was on site.

"We were told that the building was secured, that no one was able to get inside the building. But i was showed differently when i showed up Monday."

Wednesday night, TODAY'S TMJ4 walked up to the building on 24th and National avenue to find a former tenant inside. Outside - no manager around to watch. The man did not want to be identified but said someone had broken into his back door, but luckily didn't take anything but the copper piping.

Meanwhile, Robin is trying to stay positive and find a way to tell his kids their toys are gone.

Shannon Sims

Shannon Sims

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Shannon Sims joined the TODAY'S TMJ4 team after working (most recently) with the morning team on FOX19 in Cincinnati, Ohio.