NEW BEDFORD - Residents in a north end neighborhood in New Bedford took matters into their own hands Monday night after seeing a man break into a car.

Police say a resident saw the suspect break into his mother's car on Glennon Street around 9 P.M., prompting him to chase down the man with the help of a neighbor. The men held the suspect to the ground as they waited for police to arrive.

Police arrested the man, 29-year-old Aaron Pereira of Acushnet, and charged him in connection to two break-ins on the street.

Police remind residents to keep their cars locked, and valuables out of plain sight.

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