Neighbor, police catch burglars off guard - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Neighbor, police catch burglars off guard

By Cade Fowler - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Brenda Bozeman likes keeping an eye out for her neighbors. This paid off Wednesday night while looking out her kitchen window.

"I saw kids breaking into my neighbors house," says Bozeman.

Shocked at what she was seeing, she could only watch as the crime unfolded before her eyes.

"They took a brick and threw it in the back window"

Bozeman called 911 and police responded to the home in the 1600 block of Avalon Avenue within minutes of receiving the call. An officer was on the scene as three teens kicked in the door.

"The officers came just in time to catch them but they hauled buggy through the house," said Bozeman.

From the back door through the front door, the suspects took off. One was later caught on Lincoln Avenue, two others got away.

Jacqueline Swinney has lived in the home for 6 years. She says she's just happy she wasn't home.

"If I had been inside, I just don't know what would have happened. I don't know if they would tried to hurt me if I had been inside," said Swinney.

Officers were at the scene where they dusted for prints and collected evidence.

It doesn't appear that anything was stolen. But a brazen break-in in daylight is a rude awakening for those who call this neighborhood home.

"I'm scared now I definitely want to move," said Swinney.

Police say the suspect they arrested is a juvenile.

They believe the two others involved are also teenagers.

Investigators brought another suspect in for questioning, but he has not been charged.

©2010 WALB News. All rights reserved.   Feedback

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • South Georgia group aims to stop underage drinking

    South Georgia group aims to stop underage drinking

    Saturday, April 21 2018 6:44 PM EDT2018-04-21 22:44:07 GMT
    South Georgia Starz working to prevent underage drinking. (Source: WALB)South Georgia Starz working to prevent underage drinking. (Source: WALB)
    The College Football National Championship game just days away and tickets are pretty pricey, but so are DUIs. (Source: WALB)The College Football National Championship game just days away and tickets are pretty pricey, but so are DUIs. (Source: WALB)

    An Albany nonprofit is working to address underage drinking.  South Georgia Starz Academy has gotten a mental block grant, through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration or SAMHSA.  

    More >>

    An Albany nonprofit is working to address underage drinking.  South Georgia Starz Academy has gotten a mental block grant, through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration or SAMHSA.  

    More >>
  • Art museum brings out local families

    Art museum brings out local families

    Saturday, April 21 2018 6:21 PM EDT2018-04-21 22:21:57 GMT
    Family day at the Albany Museum of Arts. (Source: WALB)Family day at the Albany Museum of Arts. (Source: WALB)

    For almost 10 years the Albany Museum of Art has encouraged families to explore their creative side.  Saturday was no different.

    More >>

    For almost 10 years the Albany Museum of Art has encouraged families to explore their creative side.  Saturday was no different.

    More >>
  • Groundbreaking for Lee Co veteran home

    Groundbreaking for Lee Co veteran home

    Saturday, April 21 2018 6:17 PM EDT2018-04-21 22:17:57 GMT
    The Flint Habitat for Humanity broke ground on a lot today in Lee County for the family of a veteran. (Source: WALB)The Flint Habitat for Humanity broke ground on a lot today in Lee County for the family of a veteran. (Source: WALB)

    A South Georgia veteran's family will soon move into a new home, thanks to the hard work of volunteers.  The Flint Habitat for Humanity broke ground on a lot today in Lee County for the family of a veteran. 

    More >>

    A South Georgia veteran's family will soon move into a new home, thanks to the hard work of volunteers.  The Flint Habitat for Humanity broke ground on a lot today in Lee County for the family of a veteran. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly