Shoplifting suspects caught

Sears security guard beaten

POSTED: 11:20 PM PDT Aug 19, 2013    UPDATED: 11:12 AM PDT Aug 20, 2013 
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.