|Updated: 11/07/2013 5:25 pm
||Published: 11/07/2013 11:46 am
Three Tulsa schools were on lockdown Thursday while police ran after burglars.
It started in the area of 15th and 123rd. Police received calls about shots fired. The scene turned into a standoff, a running chase, and ended with stolen items returned to a homeowner.
"The front door had been kicked we thought it may have still been somebody inside," said Walter Busby with the Tulsa Police Department.
No one was home. Diana Povlete said her parents live there.
"I didn't know if my dad was home or my mom so I just came fast to check. Because it obviously worried me," she said.
Police were able to come quickly because they call got a call from the neighbor. Anna Marie Penix says she was working on the computer when she heard two loud bangs.
"I decided to get up and go look out the kitchen window and I saw a strange car that didn't belong there in my neighbor's house," said Penix.
That was the suspects' car. They were filling the car with loot from the home but didn't have a chance to get away.
"Before they could leave the police started arriving and so the driver jumped out and threw off his coat and ran in between our two houses," she said.
About 20 minutes later, police were able to catch the two men they believe broke into the home. They collected clues from the scene and returned the goods to the rightful owner.
"We got everything back and so if they took something it was small. They just took jewelry as usual, computer and TV," said Povlete.
She told FOX23 the only damage to the home was a kicked-in door, broken at the hinges.