Three men were arrested Tuesday near Westfield Plaza Camino Real in Carlsbad, accused of stealing phones from a Sprint kiosk in the mall.
Carlsbad police arrived to the mall just after 9 a.m. Tuesday and tried to talk with the suspects outside the mall.
The men jumped in a car and drove off. Officers caught up with the car at the dead-end of Home Avenue. Two of the men took off on foot but officers chased after them eventually putting them under arrest.
Officers arrested three suspects including 23-year-old parolee Thamar Moore along with Dontay Thomas, 23, and Kelvin Veasley, 23.
The men are accused of breaking into two Spring kiosks and stealing cellular phones police said.