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 drive-through window. 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. While retrieving 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 away.
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 something. 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