General Crime

* Gerardo Delaberrera and Jesus Duenas arrested for allegedly trying to steal a pickup truck in South San Francisco

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Two East Bay landscapers were arrested Tuesday while allegedly trying to steal a pickup truck in South San Francisco, police said. Neighborhood patrol officers reported halting the vehicle theft in progress in the 800 block of Olive Avenue at about 10:45 p.m., according to South San Francisco police.

Three suspects — Oakland residents Gerardo Delaberrera, 26, Jesus Duenas, 29, and an unidentified man — drove off in their own vehicle but were pursued by police until the 900 block of Linden Avenue. The men ditched their vehicle and tried to flee on foot, police said.

Duenas a parolee, and Delaberrera, who is on probation, were both apprehended after a brief foot chase and arrested, police said. The third suspect was last seen in the area of Linden Avenue at Airport Boulevard. He was described as a 25-year-old Hispanic man, about 5 feet 10 inches tall with an average build.

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