MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - An observant neighbor's vigilance led to the arrest of three subjects who were breaking into his neighbor's home after he called police, authorities said.
The Mobile Police Department said three suspects were breaking into a home on Gimon Circle South last week, and they received a call from a neighbor who saw them.
Upon officers' arrival on March 23, Deion Teontre Thomson, Henry Lamar Irby, and Allen Williams were taken into custody without incident and charged with third-degree burglary.
Neighbors were relieved to know someone took action.
"That's awesome, because us as neighbors, living in the same neighborhood we need to look out for each other and if we see something happening we need to call the police. Like as soon as possible," Gimon neigbor Brittany Sank.
Even though there are Neighborhood Watch signs posted throughout the neighborhood, people weren't sure if there was an active group. But that has not stopped them from keeping a close eye on neighbors.
"If I see something suspicious, I got kids who live here also; I mean, I have to,' said Raymond Diggs.
Diggs recently moved to Gimon Circle. He said he believes his neighbors are looking out for him, but he also takes his own precautions.
"I try to keep someone in the house at all times. If not, I try to come back as much as I can," said Diggs.
Authorities said alarm system signs or stickers may deter crime but neighborly vigilance will never grow old.
If you would like to start a community action group your neighborhood, The City of Mobile posted this contact information on its website :or call 251.208.1924.
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