Neighbors catch suspected house burglars

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. --Two suspected thieves were stopped in their tracks by the neighbors of the house they were trying to rob.

Police told WREG 18-year-old Monterrion Webber and a 16-year-old kicked in the front door of a home on Eastview Cove.

They planned on taking their pick of what was inside, but what they didn't know was they had messed with the wrong neighborhood.

Before they knew it, neighbors spotted the two suspected thieves and took action.

“He was trying to run and they had held them. They stopped him from trying to get way until the police came,” said neighbor Damien Douglass.

According to reports, the group, which included a grandmother,  pinned Webber on the front porch, called the man who lives there and then police.

“Not too many women spring into action and handle their business like that,” said Douglass.

While the grandmother and another neighbor held down Webber, witnesses said the 16-year-old broke out the back door and ran off.

The victim told WREG, he and another neighbor chased after the16-year-old suspect, but lost him after a few blocks.

Officers however had better luck.

“We need more people like this. Everyone is not like that. They’ll see people break into your home and keep going, mind their own business. But around here, we look out for each other,” said Douglass.

Webber is scheduled to be in court on Thursday.

He's being charged with aggravated burglary.

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