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.

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The San Bruno Police Department says that hours after the robbery officers in San Francisco arrested Mirza and Yen.

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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.

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Police did not say if the pet was the intended target of the robbery. A call seeking more details was not immediately returned.