An attempted theft from a Costco in Seattle on Wednesday was stopped short when shoplifters ran right into the arms of police on their way out the door.
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.
Police arrived on the scene and blocked the path of a car that was backed up to the same exit that was used for the previous theft, and were soon face to face with two people holding armfuls of goods.
An attempted theft from a Costco in Seattle on Wednesday was stopped short when shoplifters ran right into the arms of police with their hands full of merchandise
Police said when they arrived on the scene, they found an 18-year-old woman seated in the driver's seat of a black Toyota, staged at the fire exit at the Costco.
At around 6.04 pm Pacific, police said a 30-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman burst through the doors after kicking them open.
The two exiting the Costco reportedly tried to get away, but the cops were ready for them.