A police department that once begged for information on crimes in the past is finally getting help from witnesses. "We started getting phone calls, officers were getting phone calls at the police department and also getting calls from members of the community that they know," said Commander Dave Shaw.
Within a few hours of a robbery suspect being on www.kionrightnow.com, the tips started rolling in and even more came after you saw the story on Central Coast News at 5pm Tuesday night.
Police say nowadays it's more common, "In years passed I may have been surprised," said Shaw.
But the parking lot purse perpetrator isn't the only time you've tried to help police catch a criminal. We did a quick search of recent newscasts and found a dozen cases where witnesses stepped up to the plate.