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OCOEE, Fla. - Four thieves burglarized a Central Florida home while a child sat in the back seat of a getaway car, police said.
The burglary happened during the middle of the day Tuesday in the Orlando suburb of Ocoee.
Thanks to astute neighbors, the thieves only made it about three miles down the road, police said.
Officers said they caught the culprits and found the stolen items and the child, who is younger than 10.
According to a charging affidavit, neighbors called police after they watched the car with the four people inside pull up to the home.
The affidavit also said one woman got out and banged on the door, and when no one answered, the two men inside the car got out and, "ran up to the door and kicked it open.”
Police said the culprits ran out of the home with a briefcase, got in the car and drove away.
Neighbors said it is important to look out for each other.
"I think it's great I think we need to do that," neighbor Alice Nice said.
The child was placed in the custody of relatives.
Detectives said they are working on charging Kameron Allen, Tyshira Davis, Kiara Jackson and Joshua Joseph with child endangerment.
The four were arrested and charged with burglary and remain in the Orange County Jail.
No injuries were reported.