2 Suspects arrested for stealing shoes, barbecue

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MESA -- Mesa police officers arrested two suspects for allegedly stealing shoes and a barbecue.

Officers were called to the Factory Brand Shoe Store at Baseline and Power roads Tuesday afternoon after the suspects allegedly stole four pairs of shoes and left the store.

According to a police report, the store manager approached their car and was asked by the suspects if he wanted to be shot.

The manager backed off and the suspects fled in a car with a flat rear tire.

The vehicle and suspect descriptions were dispatched and the suspects were located and arrested after a brief foot pursuit.

The shoes were recovered in the suspects' vehicle and a boxed barbecue was found in the back seat. Detectives tracked the barbecue to a Fry's store where it had been stolen.