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Posted on: May 5, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Update: 2020 Costco Robbery

August 2, 2020, at 6:23 A.M. a stolen truck, occupied by
three subjects all carrying firearms, drove from Oregon into the front doors ofthe Issaquah Costco. The subjects fired their weapons, caused damage to
the building, stole jewelry, and loss of business due to closing the store forthe day at total estimated loss of $800,000.  


Two Oregon men, Joseph E. Jacobs and Abdul Qasim Ray Zahir,
were arrested and charged after a seven month long dual statecollaboration. Issaquah Police Detectives dedicated hundreds of
hours to the investigation. With the assistance of the Portland PoliceBureau FBI Safestreets Task Force, Issaquah Police were able to collect the
evidence needed to make the arrests. Jacobs was arrested in Portland at ahospital, and Zahir was arrested in Everett, WA at a casino. Jacobs and
Zahir are charged with Robbery in the First-Degree with a firearm enhancement,and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the 2nd Degree.   


Both suspects have prior criminal histories and are being
held on $250,000 bail.


The third subject is still outstanding and if anyone hasinformation about the incident or the third subject, please call the Issaquah
Police Department Tip Line at 425-837-3210.