Madison Hts. police seek suspects in attempted Costco theft
Police are looking for three suspects who tried to smash a display counter and steal jewelry from a Costco in Madison Heights over the weekend.
The attempted theft happened at about 4:40 p.m. Saturday at the Costco warehouse store on Stephenson Highway near 13 Mile, officials said.
According to police, three men entered the store and then separated. One of the men walked to the jewelry counter and struck the glass with a hammer multiple times.
But the man's hammer broke during the attempt, officials said. Police said the suspect is described as a black man, 20 to 30 years old, weighing 160 to 180 pounds, and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants, and black and white shoes.
All three of the men then left the store empty-handed, according to authorities.
Two of the men were seen leaving the store's parking lot in a white Hyundai Sonata while the third man hopped a fence east of the business, police said.
Madison Heights police detectives are trying to identify the suspects and have released pictures of them taken by the store's security surveillance cameras.
Anyone with information about the suspects should call Madison Heights Police at (248) 585-2100.