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Two men arrested in coffee shop robbery

A barista suffered a minor knife wound late Wednesday when armed robbers held up a north Spokane coffee stand, authorities said.

Two suspects are in custody and facing first-degree robbery charges, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.

Kendyl A. Dunn and Demetrius P. Cawthorne, both 18, are being held on $20,000 bond at the Spokane County Jail for the robbery at Dutch Brothers Coffee, 101 W. Francis Ave.

The barista told a sheriff’s deputy that a masked robber entered the coffee stand through the west side drive-through window shortly before 10 p.m. and held her at knife-point while demanding money. A second robber crawled through the window and grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash.

A cut to the barista’s left forearm is believed to have occurred as the first robber pushed the woman away as he fled, the department said.

The suspects, who matched the description of the robbers and later made incriminating statements to officers, were apprehended at a home in the 6100 block of North Stevens Street.

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