Burglars get caught in the act - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Burglars get caught in the act

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Jeffrey Lapers was sitting in his apartment on Morton Street with a friend when he heard a loud noise coming from his driveway.

This is when he decided to investigate. As he turned to go into the backyard, he saw two men standing near his back door. That's when he started yelling.

“They jumped two fences to get out of here,” Lapers said. “They ran and it took two six-foot fences to get out, and they continued down the street.”

After they left, Lapers discovered his garbage was filled with electronics, none of which were his.

He said there was a laptop, a DVD player and a TV in there.

Police continued to comb the street all afternoon searching for the men who tried to break in through his back door.

Lapers said the devices in his can are proof that he was not the first victim. He says it is time for people to protect themselves.

“Your presence at home is important,” he said. “If you can't be home during the day, then you find other ways to make it look like you are.”

Police have not yet located the alleged burglars.

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