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By PoliceOne Staff

SEATTLE — Recently released body cam footage shows Seattle police stopping two suspects who tried to shoplift from a Costco.

On Wednesday, loss-prevention officers saw the suspects trying to steal “in bulk” from the store and contacted Seattle police, KIRO reports. The two were preparing to escape via a fire exit while a getaway driver was waiting outside.

But the suspects’ plans were foiled. When they tried to leave through the exit, police officers were waiting for them. The 30-year-old man, 21-year-old woman, and 18-year-old getaway driver were all arrested.

Investigators believe the suspects hit a different Costco that same day, where they stole more than $2,000 worth of electronics. Loss-prevention officers told detectives that they had a run-in before with one of the suspects, who had a seven-inch blade in his possession at the time of his arrest. He was booked for investigation of robbery, while the other two suspects were booked for investigation of theft.

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Andrew joined CZ-USA after Retiring from the US Army as a Civil Affairs Team Sergeant. Deployments included both Iraq and Afghanistan. While deployed his focus was on Law Enforcement specific operations, supporting NATO and CJIATF 435. Andrew also served as a Police Officer for 5 years and has a background in logistics, project management and international affairs. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice Administration.

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