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SEATTLE, Wash. -- A Seattle mom is glad her kids quick thinking kept them safe as well as helped to catch a burglar. Braydon Carper, 13, was baby-sitting his two younger brothers and sister when a stranger pulled into their driveway.

"I looked out of the window and I saw a red van," Trenton said.

The 13-year-old hurried his brothers and sister into a back bedroom as the burglar came into their home.

"I heard stomping on the roof," he said.

The intruder was using a crow bar to get into their home. The teen then called his mom at work and both of them alerted the police. His mother said it made her sick to her stomach when her son told her what was going on.

"It was terrifying," said mom Krysta Carper. "I wanted to vomit."

The 911 dispatcher stayed on the line while the burglar stole jewelry from the home's master bedroom.

Police were able to track down Darlene Lockard not too far from the family's home. They say she sped away in the red van that one of the children spotted at their home. Trenton says he wasn't too scared but his heart was beating really fast. Krysta Carper says she's just relieved that her kids are okay.

"When I got home, I sobbed for quite some time," she said. "I don't think I've ever cried so hard."

Lockard has previous theft convictions and is a suspect in other crimes in the area.

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