SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

Santa Barbara police said they caught three men accused of beating up a security guard after they were caught shoplifting.

Police said it happened at Sears in La Cumbra Plaza in Santa Barbara.

Investigators said the 17, 18 and 22-year-old men were all on probation.

They left on foot and were caught in a nearby neighborhood.

The evidence includes surveillance video from Sears.

The young men are suspected of taking shoes and other small items from the store.