Shots Fired During Smash-and-Grab Robbery at Danville Costco: Police

Police are searching for suspects in a smash-and-grab robbery reported Friday at a Costco in Danville.

Shots were also fired during the incident at the store on Fostoria Way.

Officers at 12:15 p.m. responded to reports of an armed robbery at Costco. Witnesses said two suspects wearing masks and hoodies entered the store, with one of the suspects taking items after smashing a display case with a hammer.

When an employee attempted to stop the suspect, the other suspect fired a shot, police said. 

Both suspects fled the store and got into a newer model silver Camry, with a third suspect driving. A witness said another shot was fired when the suspects got into the car.

The store was temporarily closed while police investigated the shooting and robbery. No injuries were reported.

Friday's incident is the second smash-and-grab robbery reported this month at Costco.

On May 8, police reported one suspect was in custody and were seeking two others after a robbery at the store.

In that robbery, police said three suspects entered Costco just before 9 p.m. One of the suspects, wearing a ski mask, walked to a glass display case, broke the glass with a hammer and took items from the case, police said.

Store employees confronted the trio, tackling one and holding him to the ground, police said. The suspect with the ski mas ran into the parking lot, got into a vehicle and fled. The third suspect also got away, police said.

The suspect detained by employees was identified as Kesean Edwards, 21, of Oakland. Edwards was taken to the Martinez Detention Facility and booked on robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and burglary charges.

Anyone who witnessed Friday's incident may contact Danville police at 925-820-2144.

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