When loss prevention officers recognized individuals who they suspected of a previous theft where shoplifters took merchandise without paying for it and ran out the fire exit, they called 9-1-1. The two were preparing to escape via a fire exit while a getaway driver was waiting outside. It happened at a Costco in Seattle last week and it was caught on video. They arrested a woman who was sitting in a auto pulled up to the store's emergency fire doors. Two thieves were busted right as they tried to leave a Seattle Costco with the stolen goods in their hands.
"So we block her [car] in, and then as we get out, we pull her out [of the car]", said one of the officers, who narrated what was happening as everything occurred.
As police were interviewing the woman in the vehicle, officers standing at the emergency exit could hear someone attempting to open the doors.
'You hear them trying to kick that door open from the inside, so these guys all standing there waiting, ' he said.
Although the suspects were not publicly identified, the man was booked for investigation of robbery while the two women were booked for investigation of theft, the news release added.
Police said the group is believed to have stolen items from another Costco earlier that same day. Police estimate the stolen property to be worth around $2,200.
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