Quick Thinking Neighbor Catches Burglar Red Handed

Quick Thinking Neighbor Catches Burglar Red Handed

Staff Report

NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - Midland Police have arrested more suspects in vehicle burglary cases but how they caught the thieves is definitely an usual story.

18-year-old Avery Nelson and 17-year-old Alexander Martinez have been charged with burglary of motor vehicles.

Police were called out to Weatherford Street on Sunday morning around 8 a.m. 

A neighbor witnessed Nelson stealing from a car and told him that if he didn't take anything from the car that they would go inside to get some cash to give him instead.

Nelson agreed and waited outside. While inside the neighbor called police

Nelson waited outside the home long enough for police to show up and arrest him.


Investigation revealed that Martinez was with Nelson as they tried to steal from several vehicles that morning.