D.C. Costco Offers Great Deals To Shoppers—And Thieves | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

D.C. Costco Offers Great Deals To Shoppers—And Thieves

Play associated audio

The new Costco in Northeast D.C. has become a popular destination for folks looking for a bargain. But it has also become a magnet for another type of bargain-hunter: thieves.

D.C. police say that the past few months have seen an uptick in thefts from cars parked in the warehouse store's parking lot, seven in August alone and four in July. Thieves are said to be smashing windows and taking valuables, and they're pretty quick—one victim was in the store for only 30 minutes.

Police from the Fifth District are working with Costco security to stem the tide of thievery, and they are urging drivers and shoppers not to leave valuables in their cars.

NPR

A Puzzle With Ch-Ch-Changes

Every answer is a word starting with "ch," and your clue will be an anagram of the word.
NPR

What If The World Cup Were Awarded For Saving Trees And Drinking Soda?

We thought you'd get a kick out of seeing how the four teams in the final World Cup matches stack up in global health and development.
NPR

What Will Become Of Obama's Request For Immigration Relief Funds?

NPR's Arun Rath talks to political correspondent Mara Liasson about the chances of a political agreement over how to handle the migration of thousands of Central American children.
NPR

Looking For Free Sperm, Women May Turn To Online Forums

Bypassing commercial sperm banks, thousands are logging on to websites where women can connect with men at no cost. Anecdotes abound, but the scope of the unregulated activity is unclear.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.