Seattle police surprise Costco thieves sneaking out back door

Jeannie Matthews
March 20, 2018

The officers pulled their patrol vehicle in front of the Toyota to prevent it from leaving and contacted the 18-year-old woman. Police arrived at the scene and blocked their getaway auto, then they came face to face with the alleged culprits.

Thieves in Seattle ran out of a store with stolen goods, only to find police waiting for them.

Police say the suspects, a 30-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman, were carrying stolen computers and vacuum cleaners. Police officers positioned themselves at the store's emergency exit and surprised the thieves when they tried to make their getaway.

The two exiting the Costco reportedly tried to get away, but the cops were ready for them. It happened at a Costco in Seattle last week and it was caught on video.

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Then, he described the moment just before the two additional suspects burst onto the scene. "[The] door goes [sound effect of door opening, and] they're all standing there with all the TVs".

Officers detained the two suspects, who Costco staff said were part of the same group suspected of stealing a similar amount of merchandise from another Costco earlier that day, totaling some $2,200.

All three were booked on robbery and theft charges, and cops say one of the suspects was armed with a 7-inch blade.

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