A man was caught entering a Carlsbad home through the residents' doggie door Monday, in what appeared to be an attempted robbery.
Carlsbad police said the resident in the 7700 block of Palacio heard the doggie door just after noon and then spotted the suspect, who immediately fled, according to a CPD statement.
The resident chased the suspect down the street while calling police.
Officers and deputies in the Sheriff's department helicopter joined the search for the suspect.
Around the same time police began searching for the suspect, another Carlsbad resident nearby said a man walked into his house through the front door, claiming to need help. That resident chased the man from the house.
Two hours later, at about 2:15 p.m., Carlsbad made the first arrest. At 7:30 p.m., police booked two 19-year-olds into the Vista Detention Facility.
Arrested were John Kerr of Carlsbad on a burglary charge, and Ryan Rodriguez of Encinitas for possession of a controlled substance.