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Neighbor helps stop Salt Lake City robbery

Posted - Mar. 16, 2010 at 4:47 p.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY -- A vigilant neighbor helped stop a robbery in Salt Lake City Tuesday afternoon.

Police responded to a home near 1800 South and 1600 East after a neighbor reported two suspicious men entering the backyard.

When police arrived they found two brothers, 27 and 30 years old, in the home with stolen property in their hands.

The 47-year-old mother of the two men was also arrested in a getaway car down the street.

"If it weren't for the neighbors, we probably would not have caught these burglars," said Sgt. Robin Snyder of the Salt Lake City Police Department. "At least not today."

The homeowner is grateful to both the police and his neighbor.

"Thankfully, my neighbors noticed the activity and called the police department," Gregory Karr said.

Police say they do not know why the men targeted this house, but believe it was picked at random.

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