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Chesterfield neighbor helps police nab serial burglary suspects

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CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) -

Chesterfield Police are praising the quick actions of some alert neighbors who helped them nab four burglary suspects.

Police say the crooks hit at least six homes in neighborhoods just east of Courthouse Road.

We spoke to the man who caught the crooks in the act, allowing police to make a quick arrest.

"It surprised me that they would do that right in the neighborhood," said Michael Jackson. "Right in the open."

Jackson is still in shock after catching burglars in the act running from his neighbor's home with a flat screen television and laptop.

"I didn't know what to think to tell you the truth," said Jackson. "We did call the police right away. I didn't know whether they had a gun on them or not."

The quick actions of the neighbors helped police arrest thieves who had been on a 3 day crime spree that ended here at Aktins Ridge Place, but not before the suspects had burglarized 6 different homes within 10 minutes of the other home.

They struck three times in the same day along Keithwood Parkway.

"That's crazy. That's close," said Diana Vanwinkle "That's a little too close."

Diana had no idea 4 men were now behind bars, accused of committing crimes in her neighborhood.

"I'm just glad they are off the street and can't come down here anymore," said Diana.

"What it's an indication of," said Lt. Steve Grohowski. "Is we have good citizens that are willing to help us out and fight crime."

Police were able to make an arrest within 30 minutes of Michael's call. He says he did what he hopes others would do for him

"It could have been your house, my house, anybody's house," said Jackson. "Because evidently they didn't care whether anybody was home or not."

The following four suspects were linked to six burglaries, and face a total of 22 felony charges.

ROLAND L.BOONE (22 YEARS OLD)

• 2 CTS. Breaking and Entering, 2 CTS. Grand Larceny, CONSPIRACY (TOTAL 6 CHARGES)

DEVIN M. HORNES (22 YEARS OLD)

• 3 CTS. Breaking and Entering, 2 CTS. Grand Larceny, 1 CT. CONSPIRACY (TOTAL 7 CHARGES)

TRAVON A. DUNSTON (23 YEARS OLD)

• 3 CTS. Breaking and Entering (INCLUDES 1 CT. ACTIVE), 2 CTS. Grand Larceny, 1 CT. CONSPIRACY (TOTAL 6 CHARGES)

KEION L. DANIEL (20 YEARS OLD)

•· 1 CT. Breaking and Entering, 1 CT. Grand Larceny, 1 CT. CONSPIRACY (TOTAL 3 CHARGES)

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