Shoplifters run from the cops into Police parking lot! (video)

Two shoplifters in Phoenix tried to run from the cops last Friday, and might have gotten away if they had run in literally any other direction . . .

28-year-old Marwan Al Ebadi and 29-year-old Salma Hourieh were caught stealing from a gas station.  And they took off on foot when they saw the cops pull up.

Then they ran to an adjacent building and jumped a fence to get away.  But apparently they didn't see the big sign in front . . . because they ended up jumping into the parking lot of a POLICE STATION.

It was basically next door to the gas station, so I guess that's how the cops got there so fast.

There's security footage of them scaling the fence.  Salma tried to hide under a bench and got arrested.  Marwan jumped BACK over the fence and got arrested on the street outside the station.

They're facing shoplifting and drugs charges, plus a third charge for trespassing by scaling the fence.