Police may have caught burglars in the act early Thursday morning at a house in the Kilbride area of St. John's.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said a concerned citizen phoned in a report of a burglary in progress around 1:45 a.m.

Three men were found in the house and were taken into custody.

The suspects were 33, 24 and 20 years of age.

All were taken to the lockup for an appearance in provincial court on charges of break and entry.