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Residents help police catch burglars

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

It was teamwork that led to the recent arrest of two Jackson burglars.

It all started in the Fondren neighborhood on a social website business and homeowners use.  Business owner Jeff Good says he noticed multiple postings of home and car break ins on the neighborhood social media blog.  

Good and his neighbors contacted police who gave them information on the suspects vehicle.   That information was then passed through the neighborhood on the website and on Facebook.  Within a day police were able to arrest two men.

Those involved say this is a textbook case of how community policing can work.

Jeff Good says, "I certainly will say from a neighborhood standpoint I think there's a lot of positive feel about this that there's at least the sensation that maybe we made a difference and it doesn't stop now it's being vigilant."

Police say a strong partnership between police and residents can help reduce crime. 

"When we get good info from the public it makes our job very easy also good info sharing within the police department between patrol divisions and investigations," says Assistant Chief Lee Vance of the Jackson Police Department.

Those involved say they have not seen any posts about burglaries on that social media site in the last day and a half.

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