When a resident on the 14800 block of Lark Street saw two strangers loading a television into a car parked in front of her neighbor's house, she dialed 911.
That happened around 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to a police report released Wednesday.
Officers flooded the area armed with detailed descriptions of the men and their vehicle.
One officer spotted the car and pulled it over.
When the suspects fled on foot, police set up a search perimeter and brought in K-9 units to sniff out the suspects. Authorities say they found two men in hiding who matched the suspects' descriptions.
They are Malcolm Walker, 20, of unincorporated San Leandro and DeAndre Valentine, 19, of Pittsburgh.
Officers recovered several items from the suspect vehicle. They say these items were stolen from a residence into which the suspects had allegedly forced entry through a rear window.
The two men were booked on suspicion of burglary and possessing stolen property.
Police say the timely and thorough tip led to the arrest.