And cops let them go.
The victim said he spotted two people in his vehicle about 1 a.m. in the 100 block of 19th Street. The burglars got into a waiting vehicle after the victim chased them.
Police said the suspects’ vehicle was spotted on Del Monte Boulevard a few minutes later and stopped by officers. Three occupants were arrested, and property from the burglary was recovered.
Arrested were Noziel Mendoza, 18, Jesus Nieto, 20, both of Castroville, and Joseph Olea, 27, of Salinas, police said. They were taken to the Pacific Grove police station and later released on their own recognizance, police said.