VENICE (CBS) — Two would-be burglars, who broke into a Venice home, were manhandled and had their identification taken before they were eventually arrested, authorities said.

The break-in occurred about 2:30 a.m. Sunday in the 800 block of Vernon Avenue. Los Angeles police Sgt. Joel Sydanma said the suspects were confronted by two burly men identified as friends of the homeowner.

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“They basically robbed the robbers, took their IDs,” he said.

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Police were alerted to the crime about 2:40 a.m., after the two suspects fled. The area was sealed off and the two were caught less than an hour later, according to police.

The suspects’ names were unavailable pending booking.

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