A man and woman, both from Oakland, were arrested Friday on suspicion of grand theft, robbery and recklessly evading a peace officer after allegedly stealing $1,512 worth of merchandise from a Home Depot in Hercules and fleeing from responding officers Friday morning.

Around 9:18 a.m. police responded to the hardware store on Sycamore Avenue after an employee reported that a man allegedly left with a significant amount of stolen merchandise and got into a Lexus SUV that was last seen traveling toward a nearby fast food restaurant.

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