NEWALLA, Okla. - Several neighborhoods near Newalla have been targeted by burglars recently.
It's a one night heist, that has everyone on edge.
At Francies Gill's home, her small Yorkie plays guard dog. Early Monday morning, little Bowser let out an ominous growl, sensing someone in the backyard.
"I seen a shadow, and he had a cap on and everything," said Gill. "I ran and grabbed that shovel there, and grabbed (Bowser), ran in the house and said 'there`s someone in the backyard!'"
That someone though was soon gone. But other neighbors weren't as lucky.
Steven Woods awoke to the sound of his own F-150 kicking into gear.
"My daughter come in the house, saying somebody was stealing my truck," he explained. "By the time I got out of the driveway, they`d already had about a 10-15 minute jump on me."
Turns out, most of the neighborhood had been targeted. Home surveillance at one home seemed to catch two suspects in the act.
"They had their hoodies on, and they had gloves, so they definitely knew what they were doing," noted Karma Tolbert, who's car had been broken into.
But at Francis' home, these burglars got more than they bargained for with Bowser, and the brush out back.
"If it had`t been for (Bowser), they probably would`ve got away with a lot of stuff," she said. "The way they got in, If you go to the hospital, they`ve probably got poison sumac."