MACOMB TOWNSHIP (WWJ) — An alert neighbor is credited for stopping two young thieves who were stealing packages dropped off by UPS drivers at homes in Macomb County on Thursday.

Macomb County Sheriff deputies arrested the 18 and 19-year-old suspects after a homeowner in Macomb Township spotted one suspect as he ran up to a porch and take a package in a neighborhood near 21 Mile and Hayes.

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As the thief was retreating to the passenger seat of the Nissan, the homeowner used his cell phone to take photographs of the man and then called police.

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As police were responding to the call, a second incident was reported. The suspects were stopped a short time later and 26 packages were found in their car.

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Brandon Maier Ancell (Photo: Macomb County Sheriff's Office)

Brandon Maier Ancell (Photo: Macomb County Sheriff’s Office)

Brandon Joel Chait (Photo: Macomb County Sheriff's Office)

Brandon Joel Chait (Photo: Macomb County Sheriff’s Office)

Other deputies found packaging and shipping labels nearby. The suspects are facing larceny charges.