Burglars who couldn't load big bounty are jailed

Posted at 7:02 AM, Jan 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-29 09:04:00-05

Three suspects in Texas were taken into custody after underestimating the size of items they stole during a burglary on Thursday.

According to Hays County Sheriff's Office on Facebook, a San Marcos homeowner received an alarm on his cell phone alerting him of possible activity at his home. He was able to watch surveillance video where he saw three suspects taking property from inside.

Officials say within a minute of the 911 call, they were on scene where they found three men trying to load a large metal safe into the backseat of a passenger car.

The suspects, 20, 21 and 24 years old, abandoned the safe and took off on foot, but were later taken into custody after a foot chase. 

The sheriff's office says all three will be charged with burglary.