A pair of burglars were apprehended by DeKalb County Police in the Merry Hills neighborhood off LaVista Road near Tucker on Friday afternoon before they could do any harm.
An alert neighbor spotted two men acting suspiciously and called 911. They were caught emerging from a house and arrested. One of the two burglars confessed to detectives that they were responsible for recent thefts on Citadel and Shepherds Lane.
A neighborhood watch group in the area known as the LaVista Patrol is asking for vigilance "as there are more neighbors than patrol officers," an email bulletin stated Friday. "If you see something, please do not hesitate to call 911 immediately and then either call the LaVista Patrol at 404-827-8635 or email your concern to firstname.lastname@example.org."