Pair's quick thinking helps police nab suspected burglars - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

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Pair's quick thinking helps police nab suspected burglars

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Memphis police chased down and arrested two burglars Wednesday morning wanted for a string of break-ins.

Wednesday, in the back parking lot of her duplex, Pamela Yarbrough noticed two men that didn't belong.

"And he's acting like he's sweeping, the other guy standing over here with a newspaper like he reading," she said.

But Yarbrough, who is the manager of the property, knew she had not hired the men, so she called police.  Even before she got of the phone, the men had gone.

But they didn't go far.  In fact, Michelle Bradshaw said she had no idea that police were on the way when she crossed paths with two complete strangers coming out of her duplex's laundry room.

"One of them had an extension chord under his arm. He said 'Hi, how are you doing?' And I said, 'I'm fine.' He said, 'It's kind of cold isn't it?' I said, 'yeah, it is.' And they went to a car and started loading things up."

Bradshaw knew something was wrong, too, because her husband is the property manager of her duplex.  She quickly moved her car into the driveway, blocking the men in.

A short time later, police arrived and took the suspects into custody after a brief foot pursuit.

Investigators believe the men responsible for a series of burglaries across Mid-town. Wednesday's take would've included a five gallon paint bucket, a broom, and an extension chord.

"I'm glad I got to play a role in slowing them down," Bradshaw said.

Investigators have not released the names of the two men they arrested, but said the list of charges against them could be extensive.


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