UPDATE: Men In Custody After Attempting To Rob Dutch Bros. Cafe
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: On Wednesday evening, August 15, 2012, at about 9:50 p.m.,
Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a robbery call at Dutch Brothers
Coffee located at 1010 W. Francis Road. Sheriff's Deputies, with the assistance
of Spokane Police Officers, set up a perimeter in the area as AIR 1 searched the
area for the suspects.
Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy R. Satake contacted the
employee at the coffee stand. The employee told Deputy Satake she was closing
for the evening when someone entered the business through the west side
The employee described the suspect as a black male, about
6'2" tall wearing a dark hoodie with a white bandana across his face. She said
the suspect grabbed her, held a knife to her side and demanded her to give him
the money from the cash drawer.
The employee told Deputy Satake while she retrieved the money
the suspect moved the knife and held it against her throat.
the money, the employee said a second black male, also wearing a dark hoodie
with a white bandana across his face, jumped in through the same drive-through
window and grabbed the remaining money from the cash drawer.
The male that had
the knife against the employee's throat pushed her away prior to exiting out the
same drive-through window. The employee's left forearm was cut during the
incident and she believes it happened when the suspect pushed her
While Deputy Satake was at the coffee stand, he was advised a
Spokane P.D. Sgt. was in a foot pursuit with one of the possible suspects in the
area of Francis and Stevens.
A short time later a citizen told Deputies and
Officers in the area he observed a black male run into a residence located near
the 6100 block of North Stevens Road.
Deputy Satake responded to the Stevens address and was able to
see two black male subjects through an egress window in the basement. One of
the males had his back to the window and appeared to be counting
Deputy Satake and a Spokane P.D. Sgt. contacted the owner of
the residence. When asked if they could speak with the two males in the
basement 18-year-old Kendyl Dunn and 18-year-old Demetrius Cawthorne came
outside. The Spokane P.D. Sgt. immediately recognized Dunn as the individual
that ran from him.
Deputy Satake interviewed Dunn who admitted he and Cawthorne
had robbed the coffee stand. Deputy D. Smith interviewed Cawthorne who also
admitted he and Dunn had robbed the coffee stand. Money taken in the robbery
was located in the basement of the residence where Deputy Satake originally saw
Dunn and Cawthorne.
Dunn and Cawthorne were both booked into the Spokane County Jail on the
charge of 1st Degree Robbery.
SPOKANE, Wash - Spokane Police are looking for a man who attempted to rob the Dutch Brothers Cafe at Francis and Monroe on Wednesday night.
The suspect is described as a black male in his late teens to early 20s, wearing jean shorts.
It happened just before 10 PM Wednesday evening. However, it's unclear if he left with any money. A K-9 Unit was called in to search the perimeter, but they all left shortly before 11 PM.
If you know anything, you are asked to call Crimecheck at 456-2233
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