METROPOLIS, IL (KFVS) - Metropolis Police say an alert neighbor observed a crime in progress on the 200 block of E. 18th St. Thursday, April 11.
The witness called police to report they saw a suspicious person looking into yard and at houses in the area. The witness also reported that the suspect entered a garage and stole a pancake air compressor.
As the reported thief walked off with the compressor, police say the witness confronted the suspect and told him to put it back from where it was taken.
Shortly after the witness’ encounter with the suspect officers arrived to the scene.
Officers arrested Larry T. Coulter, 57 of Evanston, Illinois.
Coulter was booked into the Massac County Detention Center on burglary and theft charges.