Car Burglars Caught

It was not a good weekend for car burglars in Smith County.

First, on Saturday night, a man and his wife saw someone stealing a stereo out of a car near downtown Tyler. While the woman called police, the witness chased down the suspect. Two other men helped him hold the suspect until police arrived.

Then, early Monday morning, a Tyler Police Officer saw three teenagers trying to break into a truck at McDonald and Boldt. He stopped the kids as they were driving away in another truck. Inside, the officer found two cell phones and several stereos. The teens are now being held at the Juvenile Attention Center in Tyler.