I stay in that very unit all the time. Or nearby if Rick doesn't have it available. That area is my preferred place to stay. As has been mentioned, it's quiet and no one bothers you. I have never been bothered by anyone as I walk to the condo. I am only ever approached by motos when I am in the thick of things. Never off the Strip.
I make a point of being friendly, within reason, to all the locals in that area. I smile. I say ¡Buenos días! and go on my way. In October, I chatted one fellow at the construction site for the new La Sirena, asking details about the project. He was polite and informative and many of the workers say us chatting respectfully for the 5-10 minutes that I was there. After that, whenever I would walk past, they would all say hello and warn me of trucks moving, etc. No one has been anything but polite and social up there. There was one incident, a few years back, and the locals I knew suggested that I wait before going out. (There was some strange fellow shouting...) They moved him along and all was fine.
Tradewinds has a little guard shack and there were 2 guys at night and one in the day along with various groundsmen the last few visits. If someone was robbed there it was because, as Rick has said, the guy was too lazy (and too stupid) to follow simple protocols to protect himself. And for that, he was taken advantage of.
1) Don't get lazy.
2) NEVER trust anyone.
3) Never flaunt what you have.