A Starbucks bandit who SPD says later told police he was also responsible for another recent heist was apprehended within minutes Saturday morning after threatening he had a gun in a hold-up of the coffee chain’s 23rd and Jackson location.
Police responded and surrounded the area around cafe just before 9:30 AM where the suspect was reported by witnesses to have fled south on Jackson and through a nearby park.
According to East Precinct updates, the suspect told workers at the coffee shop he had a handgun and demanded cash. He reportedly fled the shop with a Starbucks bag of $1 and $5 bills.
Police say police and a K9 unit dog quickly tracked down the suspect trying to hide behind a nearby residential building. SPD says they recovered Starbucks cash but no weapon was reported found.
According to SPD, the suspect “provided a full confession for today’s robbery” in an interview with officers back at the East Precinct and also admitted to a similar robbery on Friday.
Friday, police say a man matching the suspect’s description entered a Starbucks on 7th Ave downtown and threatened that he had a gun as he made off with around $800 in cash.
The suspect was booked into King County Jail after Saturday’s arrest for investigation of robbery.
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