PHOENIX - Neighbors worked together to stop a group of would-be-thieves in a Phoenix neighborhood Sunday.
Margaret Falls said her neighbors saw three kids trying to break into the back door of her house.
They knew she was gone for the day and called police, which she said saved her from being burglarized a second time.
Phoenix police said it happened just after 4 p.m. near 48th Street and Thomas Road.
Officers said the teens were using the homeowner's garden sheers to try and pry open the door.
When they arrived on the scene the juveniles scattered, but officers caught two of them running away.
The third one broke into a different house and tried to hide, but eventually came out.
They were all booked by Phoenix Police.
Falls said she's pretty overwhelmed, especially since thieves broke into her house just a couple months ago.
"This is the second time now and I don't know why they're targeting me. I sure was glad the neighbor called because we all know one another here in the neighborhood and we watch out for one another," said Falls.
Police say it's common for burglars to target houses during the day, especially around the holidays when folks aren't around.
That's why it's important to get to know your neighbors.
You can let them know your schedule, when you're heading out of town and even exchange cell phone numbers so they can call if they see something suspicious.
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