CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Man Orders Coffee Before Robbing Espresso Stan - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Man Orders Coffee Before Robbing Espresso Stand

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Photo from survelliance video taken on Mon. morning Photo from survelliance video taken on Mon. morning
SPOKANE, Wash. - It was just after 6:30 a.m. Monday, when a man in a hooded sweatshirt walked up to the Mug Shots espresso stand on West Garland and ordered coffee. Nothing unusual there. But once he got it, he pulled a mask over his face and demanded money. He made off with the cash – and his coffee.

The whole exchange lasted about a minute and was caught on the stand’s surveillance camera. Police say the man indicated he had a weapon but never pulled one, and the barista wasn’t hurt. The stand remained closed for the rest of the day Monday.

“If it can happen to them it can happen to anybody,” said Brett Hauser, who works at an insurance company next door. “When this kind of stuff happens it can scare them and traumatize them, it's not an easy thing for a gal to go through because you never know how violent someone is going to be."

“It’s just sad they pick on people and businesses like that - they're not million dollar operations - they're just going to work 50, 60 hours a week trying to make a living," he added.

Spokane Police describe the suspect as a white man, 26-30 years old, with light brown or blonde hair and a “baby face.” He was wearing a black and white hooded sweatshirt and dark gray pants. If you have any information that can help, call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.

To watch the full surveillance video clip, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kjhbwa0uwak&feature=youtu.be&a

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