PALMDALE – Two burglars were captured Tuesday after they tried to steal large appliances out of a vacant Palmdale home.
The incident happened around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at 40034 Denham Drive, according to authorities.
Two Hispanic males broke into the home and were spotted by an alert neighbor as they moved a stove/oven unit from the home and into their waiting pickup truck.
“The informant was able to follow them and get a description of the vehicle,” said Palmdale Station Watch Deputy Ames.
The informant followed the truck, but lost the suspects in a nearby open field.
As they were fleeing, the thieves dumped the stolen appliances from their truck, Ames said.
The men drove onto the 14 Freeway and were nabbed by waiting deputies.
“They were stopped, detained and arrested,” Ames said.
The men were directed off the 14 Freeway near Palmdale Blvd. and arrested at a nearby gas station around 11:15 a.m.
The suspects’ names were not immediately available Tuesday afternoon. Ames said the men will be charged with burglary.
The appliances were recovered at another vacant home in the 1800 block of Heritage Lane.