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Nextdoor Helps Jackson Neighbors Catch Burglars

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Written by Anne Dreshfield

For Judith Thompson, a resident of Jackson, Mississippi, her Nextdoor Belhaven website has always been a great way to connect and communicate with hundreds of her neighbors. This week, however, it helped the Jackson Police Department catch two men who broke into at least four homes in the Belhaven subdivision.

On Monday, Judith’s neighbors started sharing information on Nextdoor about a rash of break-ins, including information and details about the two suspects’ vehicles. They quickly noticed a pattern and informed the police, who located and arrested the suspects at a local business.

“It’s wonderful to be able to have that immediate information as opposed to hearing about it after the fact,” says Judith. “It’s wonderful to know that it’s time to be looking out for your neighbors. Nextdoor helps us all keep our eyes open and report anything suspicious.”

As reported by NBC Jackson and the Jackson Clarion Ledger.

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