Two men in custody for burglary in San Marcos

 

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UPDATE:

One of the three men initially thought to be involved in the incident has been cleared. 

According to Hays County, Jared Lupe Zavala, 24, was found not to be invovled in the burglary and will not be charged. 

Zavala, according to a release, was in the area but was not involved in the reported incident. 

It was verified that Zavala had no known association with the two other subjects. 

It's believed the homeowner actually observed only two subjects and misidentified that a third person was involved. 

Earlier:

Three men were arrested following a short foot pursuit Thursday after a law enforcement officer witnessed them attempting to load a safe they were trying to steal into a passenger car. 

The Hays County Sheriff's Office arrested Joel Rene Perez, 20 and Oscar Perez Jr., 21, according to a press release. The suspects are Hays County residents and are from the Kyle and Buda area. 

All three men are expected to be charged with Burglary of a Habitation, which is a second degree felony. 

According to the release, authorities received a report of a burglary in progress at around 2 p.m. at a home in the 300 block of Woodrose in San Marcos. 

The homeowner called 911 after receiving a motion activated alarm on his cell phone. He then relayed the physical descriptions of the men to the 911 via surveillance camera footage he viewed on his phone. 

A law enforcement officer responded and was on scene within a minute of the call. The officer observed the three men attempting to load a large safe into a passenger car. 

All three men fled on foot but were apprehended after a foot pursuit. The San Marcos Police Department also responded to assist the Hays County Sheriff's Office with the call. 

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