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Man arrested for stealing from Cypress Costco

Samir Allan, 27, was arrested and charged with robbery for stealing video games from a Costco store in Cypress on Nov. 18, 2010. (City of Cypress Police Department)

November 20, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A 27-year-old man was arrested after trying to flee with stolen video games from a Costco in Cypress on Thursday.A store security worker approached Samir Allan outside of the warehouse store at 5401 Katella Ave. and confronted him about stolen merchandise.

Allan allegedly brandished a knife and threatened the employee. Then, he fled in a vehicle westbound on Katella Avenue.

Witnesses were able to provide Cypress police with a detailed description of the get-away vehicle, and officers spotted Allan on the 605 Freeway near Carson.

Allan was positively identified by store security and other witnesses. The video games, valued at around $150, was recovered, and no one was injured in the incident.

Allan was arrested and charged with robbery. He was booked into Cypress City Jail, and transferred to Orange County Jail.