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With no getaway car, burglars found waiting for bus, police say

September 4, 2012 |  8:55 am

 Sacramento police said three wannabe burglars forgot one key component when allegedly planning their crime -– a getaway car.

Police were called after someone reported suspicious-looking men carrying duffel bags. When police arrived at the scene, the three men were waiting at a bus stop. They spotted the police, then fled, leading authorities on a pursuit through a neighborhood on Monday afternoon.

Initially, one man was caught by police. A perimeter was set up and a second suspect was caught shortly after.

Less than an hour after the initial pursuit, the third suspect was caught. He was found with injuries to his hand, suggesting that he was climbing over barbed wire, police said.

One officer sustained minor injuries during the pursuit.

Police said they found that one home had been burglarized and returned the stolen property to the homeowners.

"Criminals usually are idiots and that's why most of them get caught," one neighborhood resident told Fox 40 Sacramento.


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-- Darren McQuade and Cecilio Padilla, Fox 40 Sacramento