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Man orders coffee, then robs stand

Published On: Feb 17 2014 09:47:06 AM CST
Updated On: Feb 17 2014 06:58:09 PM CST

A man who ordered some coffee at Mug Shots Espresso Monday morning ended up robbing the coffee stand according to police. KXLY4's Casey Lund reports.

SPOKANE, Wash. -

A man who ordered some coffee at Mug Shots Espresso Monday morning ended up robbing the coffee stand according to police.

Spokane Police say just after 6:30 Monday morning, a man approached the coffee stand on the 1700 block of West Garland and ordered a coffee. He then indicated he had a weapon and demanded money.

The suspect took off with his coffee and an unknown amount of cash.

"He took off on foot with his coffee and his money and we are in the process of looking for him now," Spokane Police Lieutenant Alan Arnzen said.

Arnzen said officers are looking for a white male between the ages of 26 and 30. The suspect was wearing a white and black hooded sweatshirt and grey pants, possibly sweat pants  He added baristas working the early morning shift should be wary of walk-up customers.

"A lot of the espresso shops do not want walk up customers, this is one of the reasons for that, so yes the employee is scared," he said.

In this case the employee working here did exactly what you should do in this situation by cooperating with the suspect.

"He indicated he had a weapon, so for an employee of any business it doesn't pay to call somebody bluff and get hurt," Arnzen said.

Police didn't say how much cash the suspect got away with. They are hoping security camera footage can give them a better indication of who they are looking for. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Check at 456-2233.

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