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Coeur d’Alene Jitterz robbed

A man who claimed he was armed with a gun robbed the Jitterz coffee shop at 2880 N. Government Way in Coeur d’Alene just before 6 p.m. Friday.

A witness who pulled up during the robbery tried to detain the suspect but he was able to get away, according to a Coeur d’Alene Police Department press release.

The man ordered two female employees to the ground and claimed he had a gun but never displayed one. He held a black shirt over his right hand and pointed it at the employees, the press release said. He was unable to open the cash register but took money from the tip jar on the counter.

He is described as a white male in his early 20’s, about 5 feet eight inches tall with a very skinny build. He was wearing a white t-shirt and blue jean shorts. He was last seen running east on Anton Avenue.

Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call police at (208) 769-2320.