ONLY ON WITN: Police Nab Break-In Suspect After Call From Alert Neighbor

An alert neighbor and quick action by police helped nab a home burglary suspect.

It happened just before lunch in the Windsor Downs subdivision of Greenville. Police tell us Aaron Simpson broke into the home on Southlea Drive. They say Simpson was scared off by a motion detector and immediately left.

A neighbor saw the suspected burglar leave and called with a description of his car. Greenville police spotted the silver Cadillac on Fire Tower Road and pulled it over near the Liberty Tax Service.

Simpson is charged with attempted breaking and entering for the home on Southlea, while he's also charged with breaking, entering & larceny to a home on Hillard Lane back on December 9th. Police say they're investigating whether Simpson is involved with other crimes at this time.

Neighbors tell us this isn't the first robbery in the area and they pledge to continue looking out for each other.


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  • by Anonymous on Jan 30, 2009 at 02:28 PM
    I REALLY DONT LIKE THE COMMENTS THATS GOIN ON ABOUT MY BROTHER AND I FEEL LIKE LIKE HE HAD 2 DO WAT HE HAD 2 DO SO WAT HE BROKE IN THE HOUSE GET OVER IT
  • by Jason Location: Greenville on Jan 29, 2009 at 07:09 PM
    chris no he wasnt on his was to do his taxes thank you. to VD bush and Sam the cadillac was purchased and not whit any stolen goods thank you. to Anonymous u better be luck no one was home to shoot that guy because it wouldve been a lot more shootin than just that. to justin and j so what if he gets popped on the hand and let back out. some ppl arent really criminals they just dont have the preshus life that you all have so hey they godda eat sumhow like robin hood steal from the rich and give to the poor. and justin he isnt scum because i promise you if you all met ude see who was the scum ok...
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Jan 27, 2009 at 04:51 PM
    After watching the video, I bet this guy was on his way to file his taxes for his net profit on his stolen goods. I wonder what kind of expenses he had>>>
  • by GoPirates Location: GVegas on Jan 27, 2009 at 06:58 AM
    I mean is it just me or does anyone know what that 'TONY STARKS THE WALLY CHAMP' is saying?? Sounds like a threat to me?
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on Jan 27, 2009 at 06:57 AM
    To VBush, most likely instead of the Cadillac being stolen, it was probably bought with money off of other stolen goods from the past or drugs, and to anonymous of winterville, is that the same neighborhood between County Home Road and Corey Road with the nice new Bill Clark houses being buit out there? If so, then I reckon that it is safe nowhere anymore.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 27, 2009 at 05:02 AM
    Every Criminal is already greedy, they just are insane and can't stop. I am glad a person had the heart and guts to call the police on that fool. We need more people who are like the person who called the police. Community Watch needs to be inforced again if we can ban together.
  • by anonymous Location: winterville on Jan 26, 2009 at 07:15 PM
    with things like they are (economy , job losses) we will all have to begin to look out for one another like this good neighbor did today. I live in this general area where the break in was and we do have some folks out of jobs and staying at home so for sure they will be looking out for thugs and low life like this one.........
  • by Sue Location: Greenville on Jan 26, 2009 at 06:52 PM
    Everyone should be more alert these days of their surroundings. Good job to the neighbor for calling in the suspect information and not trying to get directly involved and taking the chance on getting hurt yourself. As for the criminals out there...keep in mind there are people out there watching you and eventually you will get caught. Every criminal get greedy. Once they get away with something they get cocky and go to the next victim. Well, cockiness leads to carelessness, which may lead to you breaking into the wrong persons house one day paying the ultimate price. Think twice before going into places that dont belong to you. People are tired of leaving you criminals to the court systems. Again, great work neighbor!!!!!
  • by me Location: nnc on Jan 26, 2009 at 05:35 PM
    certainly due to economic issues, a lot of more people are at home and as needed looking out for their freinds and neighbors property.Great job to the neighbor and all law enforcement involved.
  • by WHOS FAULT??? on Jan 26, 2009 at 05:35 PM
    stupid burgulars! cant break in to just one! thats why they eventually get caught to greedy and stupid. Someone must be fencing merchandise around here and reselling it on the black market because its too many items that are common in these robberies. plus the stupid thieve keep stealing and stealing... so they must be getting some good money for the stuff...
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