Deputies arrest burglary suspects trying to load safe into car

Deputies arrest burglary suspects trying to load safe into car

SAN MARCOS, Texas – Authorities arrested two men Thursday afternoon after responding to a report of a burglary in progress.

According to the Hays County Sheriff's Office, the owner of a home along the 300 block of Woodrose called 911 around 2 p.m. Thursday after receiving a motion-activated alarm on his cell phone.

The homeowner observed the suspects on his cell phone via a surveillance camera and provided descriptions of the men to the 911 operator. The sheriff's office said law enforcement was on scene within one minute of the call, and the officer saw the men trying to load a large safe into a 2003 Toyota Camry.

The men fled on foot and were apprehended after a short pursuit. The suspects are identified as 20-year-old Joel Rene Perez and 21-year-old Oscar Perez Jr. Deputies said a third person who was arrested was not involved in the burglary and has been cleared.

Both men have been charged with felony burglary of a habitation. Online records state that Joel has been released after posting $15,000 bond while Oscar is being held on a parole violation.


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