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Burglars arrested after victim captures video

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KENNEWICK, Wash.—Three burglars are arrested, and police say it's because the homeowner took action.

Kennewick Police say just around 1:45pm Friday Keith Silliman went to his home on the 500 block of West First Avenue in Kennewick and found his house had just been broken into.  Assuming the suspects may head to the Ben-Franklin Transit transfer station on Dayton Street, he headed that way.

"He got his video camera out on his phone and started taping suspecting the suspects may be among them and that the suspects may take off running, and he was absolutely right. It was actually pretty good thinking under pressure," Sergeant Ken Lattin, Kennewick Police Department.

Sergeant Lattin says Silliman videotaped three Hispanic males taking off after they left behind the stolen property.  Police tracked the men back to First Avenue and Gum Street in Kennewick where they were arrested.

Police describe them as Hispanic males ages 15-years-old, 16-years-old, and 20-year-old Arturo Prado of Pasco.

Police say the suspects had skipped school and broke a window to get into the home.