SWAT team clears building to find robbery suspect

A SWAT team has evacuated about 20 people tonight from an apartment building in Morgan Hill as police try to talk with a robbery suspect, police said.

A robbery occurred at about 11 a.m. at the Game Stop store at 1057 Cochrane Road, police and a store employee said.

Two male suspects entered the store, one with a gun, and ordered the two employees into a storage room, police Sgt. Carlos Guerrero said.

About that time, four customers came in, including a child, and the suspects ordered them into the storage room too, Guerrero said.

He said the suspects stole some of the customers’ personal belongings, such as wallets and cellphones, and ordered one employee to open the cash register.

The suspects took cash and some expensive game consoles and got in a vehicle outside, Guerrero said. A witness saw the suspects leaving and got a license plate number, leading police to the apartment building, he said.

Officers were waiting for the suspects at the building and when one drove up, he said. Officers tried to stop the driver, but he fled into an apartment, police believe.

The vehicle matches the description of the vehicle used in the robbery, he said.