Pine Beach Police Chief John Sgro was in the right place when Timothy McCann jumped from a second story window at a Station Avenue home he had attempted to rob.
Sgro and Sgt. Keith Brown had responded to the home after a watchful neighbor saw McCann standing at the front door for a prolonged period of time, thought it was suspicious and called police.
Sgro headed toward the back of the house and Brown went to the front of the house, when they arrived around 12:25 p.m. on May 2.
"He must have heard or saw us," the chief said. "I heard the window open. I saw him hanging from the second story window. He dropped and tried to run. He was subdued."
McCann, 33, Huxley Drive, Brick Township, was charged with burglary and resisting arrest.
Sgro credited the neighbor with calling police about suspicious activity and staying on the line with dispatchers while he and Brown headed to the house.
"We try to stress that to people," he said. "If you see something, call us. Someone else was our eyes and ears. We can't be everywhere. It was excellent on the neighbor's part."
Station Avenue is off Chelsea Avenue, close to the Berkeley Township border. No one was home at the time of the burglary, Sgro said.