Deputies Search for Suspects in Brazen Assault, Robbery at Home Depot

The two male suspects assaulted the store’s Loss Prevention Officers before escaping in a getaway car.

Deputies from the San Carlos Police Bureau are asking the public’s help in locating two men they say assaulted two Home Depot employees on Sunday evening while attempting to steal $2,000 worth of merchandise.

The Home Depot store is located at 1125 Old County Road.

The two men are wanted for attempted robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, conspiracy, burglary, and brandishing a weapon.

According to Sheriff’s deputies, the first suspect walked into Home Depot at about 6:00 p.m. Sunday and selected approximately $2,000.00 worth of power tools then put them in a shopping cart.

Evaluating the behavior as suspicious, an officer from the store’s Loss Prevention Department kept an eye on the suspect and later observed him exit the store without paying for the merchandise.

Once outside, deputies say the first suspect walked toward a waiting getaway car, where a second suspect was sitting in the driver’s seat. Two Loss Prevention Officers identified themselves to the suspects in the car and told them to stop, at which point the suspects engaged the officers in a physical confrontation.

Both Loss Prevention Officers were struck with a small wooden bat and sustained minor injuries in the confrontation. Neither requested medical attention. The officers were able to recover the stolen merchandise before the suspects fled in the getaway car, a black newer model Honda Accord with tinted windows and a large spoiler to the rear.

Deputies are asking that anyone with any information about this crime call Detective Matthew Broad at 650-363-4363 or the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Anonymous Tip Line at 800-547-2700.

Suspect Vehicle Information:

Suspect vehicle was described as a black newer model Honda Accord with tinted windows and a large spoiler to the rear.

Suspect #1:

Hispanic male adult in his late 20’s with black hair, approximately 5’8” and weighing in excess of 300 pounds. Suspect was last seen wearing a black short sleeve shirt and blue jeans.

Suspect #2:

White male adult in his mid to late 20’s with blonde hair, approximately 6’00” and weighing between 185-200 pounds. Suspect was last seen wearing a white short sleeve shirt and blue jeans.

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Judy Brown February 20, 2013 at 04:24 PM
Home invasions and burglaries are increasing rapidly. These thugs know that there is less of a chance getting caught burglarizing a home then robbing businesses. So stay safe, be vigilant, install deadbolts and keep alarm activated. If you don't have an alarm system try the United States Security Company Directory USSCD for great affordable home security options.
Victor February 20, 2013 at 04:25 PM
I'm surprised that no one at home depot picked up a pitch fork and assualted back at the suspects.
Gene Firpo February 21, 2013 at 06:41 AM
Alarm system and a Glock...Stay safe.
Joan S. Dentler February 22, 2013 at 05:20 AM
Hey Gene Firpo....nice to hear from you.
Gene Firpo February 22, 2013 at 06:44 AM
Hey Joan...lets have lunch. Shop Orchards they use their pitch forks.


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