Costco Smash and Grab Robbery
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Costco Smash and Grab Robbery
For Immediate Release: June 22, 2017
Contact: Captain Tracy Avelar, (650) 286-3300, tavelar@fostercity.org
On June 22, 2017 about 11:15 AM, Foster City Police Officers responded to Costco at 1001 Metro Center Boulevard in response to several 911 callers reporting an in progress robbery. Upon arrival, officers found that four suspects entered Costco; one through the entrance and three through the adjoining exit. Three of the suspects were wearing masks and the fourth had his sweatshirt hood covering his head and part of his face. The suspects went directly to a glass display case, broke the glass with hammers, and took items from inside the case in under 30 seconds. The suspects ran into the parking lot and fled the area in a vehicle. An extensive area check was completed, but officers were unable to locate the suspects. Witnesses reported that one suspect was armed with a handgun.

The suspects are described as African-American males in their 20's, 5'10"-6' tall with medium builds. Their clothing descriptions are as follows:   

Suspect #1 was wearing a grey hoodie, dark colored athletic pants, wearing a single glove and carrying a hammer.   

Suspect #2 was wearing a dark blue hoodie with a design on the front, red pants, white shoes and a black backpack.  

Suspect #3 was wearing a black hoodie, red pants, red shoes, wearing a single glove and carrying a hammer.   

Suspect #4 was wearing a grey hoodie, black pants and white shoes.  

Foster City Police detectives are continuing to investigate and are aware of recent similar crimes. Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact Foster City Police Department at (650) 286-3300.

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Foster City, CA 94404
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