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Two men try to make off with $1,500 worth of clothing

Two men were arrested Thursday after allegedly attempting to steal $1,500 worth of clothing from Target in Burbank, police said.

Luis Cruz, 37, and Luis Izales, 33, both of Los Angeles, left the Empire Center store just after 3 p.m. with two shopping carts filled with roughly 70 items of men and women’s clothing, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn.

A shopper who witnessed the alleged theft flagged down two police officers patrolling the area on behalf of the department’s holiday retail detail, who responded to the scene, Ryburn said.

Both men were arrested on suspicion of burglary and have been put on immigration holds, Ryburn added. The pair is due in court on Monday.

-- Alene Tchekmedyian,

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