information, police said.
"They were obviously not rocket scientists," Burbank Police Sgt. John
Daniel Patterson, 62, and Thomas Hughley, 43, both of Los Angeles,
allegedly tried to buy $3,800 worth of computer equipment using stolen
credit card information and fake identification, Dilibert said.
Patterson succeeded in his purchase, Dilibert said. But when his
partner, Hughley, tried to complete his half of the alleged heist, the
clerk -- who had just seen the same name and credit card -- became
suspicious and called police and the credit card company to verify the
Growing increasingly nervous, Hughley ran out of the store before the
clerk could return from the phone, Dilibert said. But instead of running
away, both men milled around the outside of the store in an attempt to
look inconspicuous, Dilibert said.
Patterson and Hughley hung around long enough for police to arrive,
match the men to the clerk's description, arrest the men and return the
stolen property, Dilibert said.
Both men were being held in Burbank Jail. They were scheduled to be