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Two suspected burglars caught hiding inside jail

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Two suspected burglars on the run from police in Colombia have been detained while trying to hide inside a jail.

The two were being chased by police after a burglary in a house in the capital, Bogota.

They jumped from rooftop to rooftop and over walls, only to land inside La Picota, one of Colombia's biggest jails.

Their involuntary break-in immediately set off the prison alarm, leading to their capture.

They have been handed over to the judicial authorities, who will determine whether to press charges.

If their case goes to court and they are found guilty, they could be sent back to La Picota.

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