PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Police say a man broke a window, and then tried to make off with some loot, but he didn’t know a neighbor was watching the whole thing.

It happened in the 6800 block of Penn Avenue.

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Neighbor Bill Wright said, “It was very good that the neighbor over here was looking out for all of us.”

Police say another neighbor witnessed the break-in and called 9-1-1 before going to work.

Officers arrived in time to see the burglar leaving the apartment with a pillow case loaded with a computer, camera, some coins, and several bottle of liquor.

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They say the alleged thief left a TV by the door, apparently planning to make a return trip.

Police say they had to subdue the suspect with a taser before arresting him.

He refused to give his name to officers, so they are calling him “John Doe.”

He’s in the Allegheny County Jail on burglary and other charges.

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