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SPOKANE — Workers at the Jitterz Java coffee stand in Spokane are understandably nervous. It was robbed Sunday night for the fourth time in the past year.
Spokane is experiencing a coffee stand crime wave that is already having unappealing consequences for us caffeine-addicted consumers. The real fear of banditry is driving some baristas to augment their attire with holsters and handguns.
Krystal Cogswell wears a holstered pistol on her hip while pulling espresso at Jitterz Java in northwest Spokane. “I figure if they can see it, maybe it will be a deterrent,” the 24-year-old said.
Krystal Cogswell wears a holstered pistol on her hip while pulling espresso at Jitterz Java in Northwest Spokane.
A masked man showed a gun and demanded money from employees at Jitterz Java on Northwest Boulevard in Spokane just before 8 p.m. today.
Jitterz Java on Northwest Boulevard in north Spokane was robbed by a man with a gun today only hours after a Jimmy John's delivery driver was also robbed by a man wielding a gun. There are no early indications that the two cases are related, said Spokane police Lt. Dean Sprague. "We're treating them as separate incidents," he said.