A barista was shaken up and a suspect got away after an espresso stand robbery on Monday.
The incident occurred about 3:10 p.m. at Dunk’s Espresso, 16919 E. Sprague, said Deputy Mark Gregory, spokesman for Spokane Valley Police.
Officers contacted the barista, who was visibly upset. She said a white truck driven by a male pulled up to the window. The male told her he wanted the money from the cash register.
The woman hesitated and replied there wasn’t any cash. The suspect asked again and he placed a black handgun on his lap. She removed the cash and handed it to him. He then sped away, travelling eastbound on Sprague.
The victim described the suspect as a male in his 30s, possibly Hispanic, with short black hair and few days’ worth of short stubble on his face. She also stated the male spoke with a Hispanic accent and was alone in the vehicle.
She described the vehicle as an older white, single cab truck in poor condition. She believes it was a two-wheel-drive since it sat lower to the ground than most four-wheel trucks. She believes the truck had black lettering on the tailgate, possibly saying Nissan.
Several deputies searched the area, but the suspect and vehicle were not located.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Check at 456-2233.
“We received several tips from our citizens on previous incidents which have been extremely helpful as we work to solve these crimes and hold suspects accountable,” Gregory said. “We hope someone will have information about this incident and again, help us to identify yet another possible suspect.”