Iraqi Family That Risked Their Lives For US Troops Have Life Savings Stolen In Dallas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

on

|

views

and

comments

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – They risked their lives for U.S. troops overseas, only to be victimized when they relocated to North Texas.
An Iraqi family is dejected and in serious need of help after a crime wiped out their life savings.
Ahmed Alnajjar has commendation letters from the Army and certificates of appreciation for his work as an interpreter and fighter during the Iraq War.
“I spilled my blood for that,” he says, “we fight together against ISIS.”
One of his rewards was a special visa that two months ago, allowed his family to come to the U.S. where they would be safe from retaliation.
“We dream, all the people, they dream to come to America,” he’s says. “We come to find that’s reality.”
Ahmed along with his wife and two kids brought $100,000 in cash when they moved into a North Dallas apartment near Lovers and Greenville Avenue.
Text messages last Thursday between Ahmed and a bank employee discussed plans to deposit the money after finally getting the proper documentation.
Ahmed hid the money in his SUV.
But that night a thief broke into several vehicles including theirs, and stole the family’s life savings.
“I cannot imagine what will happen in the future for my kids,” says Amel Alzubaidi, Ahmed’s wife.
With no income or jobs yet, the family once again deals with fear and uncertainty that they thought they had left behind in Iraq.
“I have a message for American people,” she says, “when we were in Iraq we risked to help their sons, to protect their life. Now, when my kids are in their country, they destroyed my kid’s life. I ask them why? Why?”
Dallas Police detectives are investigating but not ready to release any information about possible leads or suspects.

source

Share this
Tags

Must-read

After a whirlwind of spending, the MLB lockout will give Rangers plenty of time to plan next steps – The Dallas Morning News

After a whirlwind of spending, the MLB lockout will give Rangers plenty of time to plan next steps  The Dallas Morning Newssource

JLL arranges $690M financing for 44-property portfolio – Dallas Business Journal – Dallas Business Journal

The Dallas team in JLL’s Capital Markets unit has arranged financing for a $690 million portfolio of 44 net-leased industrial, office and data center properties.  The...

‘Neighborhood Change Agents’ targeting Fort Worth’s crime hotspots, hoping to stop gun violence – WFAA.com

FORT WORTH, Texas — The Fort Worth Police Department investigated its 100th homicide of the year on the city's southside. Officers found 24-year-old Isaiah...
spot_img

Recent articles

More like this

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here