The Seattle authorities have recently solved what could be the easiest case of robbery in history. Following a 911 call from a Costco employee, the police officers arrested three thieves as they were staging their getaway with $2,200 worth of merchandise.
Costco Amateur Thieves Were Recognized by Store Employee
According to the Seattle Police Department, last week, they were contacted by a Costco employee about a suspicious couple sighted in the store.
The authorities declared that the unnamed 30-year-old man and the 21-year-old woman were involved in at least one robbery where they’ve used the fire escape to escape with the stolen goods.
Upon arriving on the premises, the police officers discovered a car driven by an 18-year-old woman blocking the store’s fire escape with its engine still running. The authorities took the young woman into custody, blocked the fire escape, and waited for the thieves to show up.
The entire incident was recorded on body camera. After arresting the 18-year-old driver, who was obviously waiting for the couple to come out through the fire door, the police officers could be heard laughing and making humorous remarks regarding this incident.
The authorities waited around 30 minutes in front of the fire doors before the couple came rushing to the car. They didn’t even have a chance to react as they were carrying a couple of boxes with electronics.
One of the body cameras shows one of the officers lunging at the suspect, who dropped the package in an attempt to run inside the store.
According to the authorities, the Costco amateur thieves manage to steal $2,200 worth of merchandise which included computer components and a vacuum cleaner.
The suspects were later booked into jail and charged with robbery. Police revealed that the man and woman used a similar MO to steal from another Costco store.
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