It was late July, no one was home so two suspected burglars let themselves in a Theodore home. Authorities say they would steal an air compressor, tools, and jewelry before setting off the alarm.

Out of town, homeowner Jennah Bailey got the notification on her phone that someone was in her home and called Mobile Police.

"MPD was on it very quickly. They got to the home but missed them by four minutes," said Bailey.

Bailey shared video of the two men breaking into her home on social media and got our attention.

"You guys aired it that night -- and we had positive identification from multiple people contacting me on Facebook," said Bailey.

And you may be surprised to find out who they identified first. Believe it or not the suspect wearing a bandana across the bottom part of his face -- also was wearing the same bandana in his Facebook profile picture.

"I was just like yes...we got him from there we will definitely get the other guy. Same day we identified the other guy. I wasn't for sure but they were both friends on Facebook. I was floored he had that mask on in his Facebook picture. The very next day he took the picture off of Facebook," said Bailey.

But it was a little too late -- police identified the guy in the mask as 33-year-old Shaine Bullock and the other guy as 33-year-old Tony Neese. Both were arrested last week and have a criminal history.

"I was worried that maybe this wouldn't get picked up or it would get pushed back because it's not the biggest of crimes out there... But to me it meant so much because they took things that belonged to my late mother from the house -- I can't replace," said Bailey.

While Neese remains in Metro Jail, Bullock has since bonded out. Both face burglary charges and are due in court September 11th.

Meanwhile, keep those videos coming. If you have footage of someone "Caught In The Act" -- email it to us at fox10reportit@fox10tv.com. We may show it in our newscast.

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