After a foot pursuit in Rose Village, police took two teenagers into custody on suspicion of stealing items from the Safeway store at 37th and Main streets.
Someone called 911 at about 8:20 a.m. to report that two men between the ages of 18 and 21 had stuffed backpacks with DVDs and other items and run from the store, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian.
Moments later, an officer radioed that he was in pursuit of two suspects and had lost them in the area around 29th and L streets.
Several police units, including at least one K9 officer, set up a perimeter around the area and searched for the suspects, police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said.
Police and witnesses spotted the two in the area around Fourth Plain Boulevard.
Within an hour of the initial report, a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old were arrested on suspicion of multiple charges related to the theft, Kapp said. One had an outstanding warrant.