Vigilant neighbor helps TPD catch 4 burglars in midtown - Tucson News Now

Vigilant neighbor helps TPD catch 4 burglars in midtown

"I'm very glad that this lady noticed what was happening & called the police," said Michiel Bain, who says she got almost all her stuff back. (Source: Tucson News Now) "I'm very glad that this lady noticed what was happening & called the police," said Michiel Bain, who says she got almost all her stuff back. (Source: Tucson News Now)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Tucson Police Department said they were able to catch four people who burglarized a home in midtown near Fort Lowell and Country Club Road, but it was a neighbor who made the difference.

Michiel Bain says 4 burglars got away with a set of props she says are mainly used for reenactments such as swords and bows. Bain is a part of the Society for Creative Anachronism, an international organization dedicated to re-creating the arts of pre-17th-century Europe. She also says those props are worth a couple hundred dollars, depending on who makes them.

"I'm very glad that this lady noticed what was happening and called the police," said Bain. "Otherwise, all of this stuff would've just been gone." TPD's Midtown operations division posted this tweet Friday afternoon thanking the neighbor who called.

"I saw a car that I didn't recognize and I immediately wrote down the license plate number," said Tara Robles, who claims she saw the burglars and called police. "This is a quiet neighborhood and we'd like to keep it that way."

TPD encourages people to get to know their neighbors so they can keep an eye on each other, and Bain said this is a perfect example that 'community policing' is present in Tucson and effective.

"Years ago, we went on vacation, we were gone for two weeks and came back, and the front door to our house was open, and we had been robbed, " said Bain. "No one in the neighborhood bothered to call the cops. If that's not what neighbors are for, I don't know what they should be."

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