Posted: Apr 9, 2013 3:01 PM
Updated: Apr 9, 2013 6:53 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - Police credit watchful neighbors for the arrest of a burglary suspect this morning in a neighborhood near Agnes and Port Avenue.
It all started around 10 a.m. When neighbors on Elesa Street noticed a guy going door to door knocking. It's assumed he was checking to see if anyone was home.
Police say when they showed up they immediately noticed the suspect was carrying an air compressor and a saw taken from a shed.
He put the items down and took off running, leading officers on a chase through several backyards.
Police used a taser to get him under control. He appeared to be in pain after the chase, so paramedics checked him out before his arrest on a burglary charge.
As for preventing this type of crime, the advice from police is simple. "Make sure that you lock up your house even when you're at home lock up your garage. Lock up your belongings. If you see something that looks suspicious, give us a call."
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