Observant neighbor helps bust home burglary

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Lori Goodale said she was alone in her Gwinnett County home on Inverloch Circle and discovered a group of men had broken in.

DULUTH, Ga. - Police arrested two men and are looking for two others who they said broke into a Gwinnett County woman's house Tuesday while she was home alone.

Lori Goodale told Channel 2's Kerry Kavanaugh she heard her doorbell ring a couple of times Tuesday morning, but she ignored it because she wasn't expecting anyone.

Goodale was in her home on Inverloch Circle when she discovered a group of men had broken in.

"I knocked on that French door and said, 'Get the heck out of my house. What are you doing?'" she said.

Goodale said she called 911, but before she could even get through to an operator, "There were already police officers here. One of them had the guy in the red suit down on the ground."

Her next-door neighbor had already called police

"Something (felt) weird, they (were) in and out, in and out," the neighbor said.

The neighbor said he first noticed a strange car near the home.

"At first I thought they were delivering something because right now is the holiday," the neighbor said.

"They called the police as soon as they thought something suspicious was happening, which allowed us to get here soon enough the actually catch the suspects," Cpl. Jake Smith with the Gwinnett County Police Department said.

Police arrested two of the men on the spot. They continue looking for two more.

Lori Goodale said she's lucky her story ended with a broken screen door and slider.

"I work hard, this is my stuff. You're going to just come in and get it? And how are you coming into my house in the daylight plus wearing a red jumpsuit?" Goodale said.

Police said there have been other burglaries in the area hopeful the arrest might solve additional cases.

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