Police arrested two males Saturday following an ill-fated theft try at a Pasadena auto components retailer, by which they ended up being corralled within the retailer’s parking zone by workers whereas making an attempt to flee with stolen merchandise, authorities mentioned.
The weird crime unfolded shortly after 5 p.m. at O’Reilly Auto Components, 919 N. Lake Ave., in keeping with Pasadena police officers.
Employees on the retailer observed two males stealing a car battery bounce starter, Pasadena police Lt. Anthony Burgess mentioned. When an worker confronted them, one in all them gestured towards his waistband as if to point he had a gun.
The robbers then acquired right into a car and started driving off, however workers managed to shut a gate surrounding the property, corralling the robbers within the parking zone, in keeping with the lieutenant.
The workers apparently opened the gate and allowed the robbers to exit as soon as the pair returned the stolen machine, he mentioned.
Responding officers discovered one of many two suspects close by on foot, and the opposite driving within the space, Burgess mentioned.
Officers discovered an unregistered handgun and medicines contained in the suspect’s car, he mentioned.
Adrian Sundstom, 20, of Pasadena and Pedro Vincent Mraz, 31, of Pasadena have been booked on suspicion of theft, in keeping with police and Los Angeles County reserving data.
Bail was set at $50,000 every pending their preliminary courtroom appearances.