Band of 50 neighbours spring into action ‘like the A-Team’ to block off suspected burglar’s escape routes before he is arrested

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THIS is the astonishing moment 50 neighbours blocked off a suspected burglar's escape route "like the A-team" before cops arrived.

The have-a-go heroes "jumped into action" after the intruder was discovered in a back garden and chased him down.

 Neighbours chased down and blocked off a suspected burglar's escape 'like the A-Team'BPM Media Neighbours chased down and blocked off a suspected burglar's escape 'like the A-Team'

He had leaped over a fence in an attempt to flee but the mob apprehended him until police arrived in Walsall, West Midlands.

Footage shows the neighbours and cops surrounding the man as one local yells out: "I think we've got him".

One man was arrested during the dramatic capture on Saturday afternoon, Birmingham Live reports.

A stunned witness said: "I looked out the window and saw a man jumping over a fence, I went outside to see what was happening.

 Police have praised the locals for their actions in Walsall on SaturdayBPM Media Police have praised the locals for their actions in Walsall on Saturday  One man was arrested over the suspected burglaryBPM Media One man was arrested over the suspected burglary  Around 50 locals are believed to have helped outBPM Media Around 50 locals are believed to have helped out  The neighbours sprang into action after the man was spotted in a back gardenBPM Media The neighbours sprang into action after the man was spotted in a back garden

"Neighbours had blocked off all escape routes with their cars. It was like the A-Team, they all jumped into action.

"One of the neighbours saw him in a garden and grabbed him."

The resident added: "I was amazed how the local community were so quick to help each other, it's not something you see a lot these days."

The locals have now been praised by police for their quick-thinking in apprehending the suspect until they showed up.

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