Akron police are crediting a watchful neighbor for helping to thwart a burglary.

Authorities say the neighbor alerted police to a person breaking a rear window at a home in the 1900 block of Springfield Center Road about 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Responding officers found the suspect, who had attempted to run.

Brandon L. Elkins, 23, of East Archwood Avenue, is charged with burglary and possession of criminal tools. Police say they recovered an Xbox 360, video games and DVDs taken from the home inside a backpack in his possession.