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An alert babysitter helped police catch a burglar who had broken into a Sioux Falls home Thursday.

Sioux Falls Police say 24-year-old Robert Schiradelly broke into a home on South Glenview Road just before 6:00 p.m. Thursday.

A babysitter was at the house watching a few kids when police say she noticed a car repeatedly driving by. She called the parents to ask if they were expecting any visitors. They said they weren't, and the dad made his way home.

While the babysitter was on the phone with the dad, police say she put the kids in a back room. They say that's when Schiradelly knocked on the door, then kicked it in.

The babysitter was able to convince Schiradelly to let her go into the room with the kids. Meanwhile, the dad flagged down a South Dakota State Trooper who happened to be in the neighborhood.

Police say the trooper then found Schiradelly inside the home and arrested him.

On Friday, police praised the babysitter for her efforts.

"I can't say enough about the actions in which this young lady took to be that heads up and aware of something that wasn't normal," Captain Greg VandeKamp with the Sioux Falls Police Department said.

Police say they believe Schiradelly is also connected to another burglary on West 2nd Street in Sioux Falls Thursday morning. There was also someone at the home during that burglary.

Police say Schiradelly was carrying a knife when he was arrested.
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