West County woman spots suspects moments before they break into her home

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on May 9, 2013 at 5:55 PM

 (KMOV) – A woman spotted suspects at a gas station moments before they broke into her west St. Louis County home.

Three men were able to take a bus from the St. Louis Community Release Center to Manchester and Old Manchester area where they were spotted by a woman at a Mobil gas station.

The woman told police she thought they looked out of place for the neighborhood.

As the woman traveled home, she noticed the same three men in her neighborhood and called police.

Officers caught two men, Bobby Bird and Kaleb Briggs, coming from the back door of the woman’s home with $1,500 worth of jewelry in hand.

A third man was found down the street and taken into custody

Bird and Briggs were arrested and charged with second-degree burglary and stealing more than $500.

No charges have been filed against the unidentified third suspect.

No word on how the parolees were able to get away from the supervised Missouri Department of Corrections release center. 

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