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Robbery at Jitterz Java

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Jitterz Java robbed again Sunday night Jitterz Java robbed again Sunday night
SPOKANE, Wash. -

At 24 years old, Sara Chapel is the owner of the busy business, Jitterz Java. Things are chaotic and Jitterz Java, but that's nothing new to Sara. She worked for her mom for years, eventually taking the business over when her mom moved to Hawaii. Working with her mom didn't prepare her for one unexpected reality of the drive through business. Four robberies this year alone, some armed. "I pretty much went through all of the stuff my mom went through in nine years in my first six months," Sara explained.

After the first three robberies, Sara made the controversial decision to let her employees bring guns to work. But not everyone packs heat at Jitterz Java.  The barista working Sunday night wasn't carrying a gun. Colleague Krystal Cogswell says for her, and others, carrying a gun at work makes them feel safer.  

People have asked the owner if they are looking at a possible inside job. She says there is no way that any of the girls that work for her would have put themselves or their coworkers in danger.

If you have any information about the robbery, call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.


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