(NEWSER) – A New York resident may have had a fancy app to alert him when his apartment was being burglarized, but it was old-fashioned neighborly behavior that kept the suspected thieves from cleaning him out.

The New York Post reports Danny Wheeler was at work when an app called Canary alerted his phone there was trouble at his apartment. He was able to see images of two men entering his apartment on his phone and immediately called 911, described the suspects, and hurried home. “I was making my way [home] watching the entire video like a madman in the cab,” Wheeler tells the Post.

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