Two suspected car thieves were arrested at Whiteman Airport in Pacoima on Thursday morning after a lengthy search that included police dogs, police said.
The suspects were booked on charges of stealing a vehicle, officials with the Los Angeles Police Department said.
The alleged theft took place about 9:20 p.m. at Glenoaks Boulevard and Osborne Street, police said. The vehicle's driver had led officers in a 15-minute pursuit before bailing from the car.
Officers with police dogs set up a perimeter around the airport as they searched around the hangars and dumpsters. The search took about five hours.
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The second suspected thief was found in the last location he had been seen in, police said.
Willian Avila contributed to this report.