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SDPD Interrupts Burglary Thanks to Homeowner's Remote Surveillance System

One the suspects may have tried calling an Uber to flee the scene, police said

Thanks to a remote home surveillance camera feed, a Carmel Valley homeowner saw burglars in his home and was able to call police before it was too late.

The San Diego Police Department interrupted the home burglary on the 6400 block of Cypress Meadows Trail after the homeowner, who was away at the time, called 911.

As an officer was approaching the home, a car in the driveway sped away. The officer chased the car for about 3 miles until the driver lost control and crashed into a pole near State Route 56 and Carmel Valley Road, police said.

Two suspects then ran from the vehicle, crossed SR-56 lanes and then went into an open Canyon Space. SDPD said a witness was able to point the area out to officers.

One of the suspects may have called an Uber to pick him up, according to SDPD. The Uber driver told police he took a call from someone who sounded hurried and the pickup point was near the site of the crash.

SDPD's ABLE helicopter and K-9 units eventually came to the scene and helped officers find the suspects in the brush.

Stolen property from the victim's home, including a safe and jewelry was located in the suspects' vehicle, according to SDPD. Both men were taken into custody.

Police said the vehicle the suspects were in was a rental car.

Some neighbors of the victim told NBC 7 there's been a string of similar incidents in the area since October.

"It was scary. it was scary. I'm glad for the past few times nobody got hurt," Jack Yang said.

No other information was available. 

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