It was stated by the police that a Costco store has been robbed of valuable metals after a car was rammed into its entrance by a group of men early on the 12th of November.
At almost 5:25 am, the police were called by a worker at the store in Yahatanishi Ward located in the southwestern city of Kitakyushu stating that a car rammed into their outlet and then robbed their merchandise. An investigation has been launched by the Orio Police Station of Fukuoka Prefectural Police into the suspected robbery and is looking for the suspects.
As per the report of the police station, after a car was driven into the entrance of the store, a group of men broke into the building and smashed the showcase open which was located near to the entrance. They then ran away with valuable merchandise in their car.
It is believed that various items inclusive of expensive necklaces were stolen, and investigators are searching for ways to identify the robbers, and are trying to determine the worth of the stolen items as soon as possible.
Inside the store, there were nearly 20 people, all staff members since the store was not opened at that time for the customers when the theft took place. The members were busy preparing for the opening hour at that time. Not even a single staff member got injured. A few workers saw two of the robbers fleeing away after they broke into the store.
On normal days, the doors of the outlet are opened for the customers at around 10 am. The supermarket is positioned in a new residential area which is almost 3 kilometers north of JR Orio Station.
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