Similar suspect described in espresso stand armed robberies - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Similar suspect described in espresso stand armed robberies

SPOKANE, Wash.- Spokane Police say two espresso stands in north Spokane were robbed at gunpoint early Monday morning. The first robbery happened at 2206 east Francis just after 5:00. Police responded to reports of the robbery at Oasis Espresso.

According to the barista there, the suspect crawled partially through the window while displaying a gun and took money from the cash register. He then fled east on foot. Police say the barista was not physically harmed during the robbery.

Then, about 20 minutes later, police responded to 3023 east Farivew where there reports of another robbery at Jacob's Java. Police say that once again, the suspect went to the window, displayed a handgun and demanded money. Once he had the money, the fled south on Market. Again, the barista was not injured.

Both baristas describe a similar suspect: a white male, wearing a ski mask, all black clothing and glasses. One of the victims thought the suspect had on blue nylon shorts with a white stripe down the side.

Police are asking anyone working at Espresso stands be extra vigilant, especially in the mornings and late at night. If you have any information about these two robberies, you're being asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.
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