Two men tried to steal more than $2,000 worth of tools from a San Carlos Home Depot on Sunday, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responded to the home supply store at 1125 Old County Road at about 6 p.m., after receiving a call from a loss prevention officer reporting an attempted robbery and assault, according to the sheriff’s office. About 10 minutes prior to the call, a Hispanic man in his late 20s had entered the store and put about $2,000 worth of power tools into a shopping cart.
A store security employee followed the man, who appeared to be acting suspiciously, according to the sheriff’s office. The officer witnessed the suspect leave the store with the shopping cart full of merchandise, and approach a newer model Honda Accord with tinted windows and a large spoiler. Two loss prevention officers tried to stop the suspects, who struck them with a wooden bat and managed to get away. The two victims suffered minor injuries and all of the stolen merchandise was recovered.
The first suspect was described as a standing around 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing more than 300 pounds. He was wearing a black short-sleeve shirt and blue jeans. The second suspect was described as a white man in his late 20s with blond hair. He was around 6 feet tall and weighed between 185 and 200 pounds. He was wearing a white short-sleeve shirt and blue jeans.
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