SAN BRUNO, Calif. (AP) — A pair of robbers in Northern California has given new meaning to the term cat burglars.
Police say Oleksandr Mirza and Ching Yen literally stole a cat after breaking into an apartment in San Bruno, and pepper-spraying a resident.READ MORE: Dixon Man Identified As Suspect Who Led Chase Through 4 Counties
The San Bruno Police Department says that hours after the robbery officers in San Francisco arrested Mirza and Yen.READ MORE: Modesto's Vintage Faire Mall Seeks Help Gathering Gifts For Kids
It says one of the suspects used pepper spray on the victim during the home-invasion robbery Saturday.
Both 26-year-old suspects were booked in the San Mateo County jail on robbery, burglary, unlawful use of tear gas and conspiracy charges.MORE NEWS: CHP: Man Shot On I-5 After Reports Of Road Rage Incident In Sacramento
Police did not say if the pet was the intended target of the robbery. A call seeking more details was not immediately returned.