Two men were caught in the act and are now facing charges.
Kirk Clark, 34, and Braden MacDougall, 31, were arrested on Aug. 13 after Ponoka RCMP showed up to a call about a break and enter in progress.
Shortly after noon, officers arrived at a home on 60 Ave. to find both suspects actively attempting to enter the residence. Both men then tried to flee.
However, both men were quickly arrested without incident.
Clark has been charged with breaking and entering with intent, possession of break-in instruments, possession of stolen property, failure to comply with a probation order and breach of a recognizance.
MacDougall is facing two charges: breaking and entering with intent and breach of a recognizance.
The two men were initially denied bail and remanded into custody until their appearance in Wetaskiwin Provincial Court on Aug. 18.
The Ponoka RCMP wants to acknowledge the community members who look out for each other and report suspicious activity as that was key to making the arrests in this case.