Officers caught them red-handed, police said.
As a result, three Seaford men are under arrest, charged with burglarizing a home Sunday night — on the same block where all three of them live, Nassau County police said.
Police said Seventh Precinct officers responding to a call for a burglary in progress on Naomi Street found the trio, identified as William F. Moody, 19, Jesse M. Dworken, 26, and Luke W. O’Neill, 25, in the rear yard of the house. All three were detained and police said the subsequent investigation determined that O’Neill had entered the home through a rear window, then unlocked a side door — allowing Dworken and Moody to enter.
No proceeds were removed from the house.
All three were charged with second-degree burglary and face arraignment Monday in First District Court in Hempstead.