Man with gun attempts robbery of Bellingham coffee stand


BELLINGHAM - An armed robbery at a Bellingham coffee stand was thwarted late Friday night, May 17, when the lone barista on duty activated the stand's alarm, according to the Bellingham Police Department.

At about 10 p.m. Friday, a small, dark-colored pickup truck drove into the drive through of Cruisin Coffee in the 2400 block of East Bakerview Road while the employee was working with her back to the window, spokesman Mark Young said in an email.

A man in a white baseball cap with a bandana covering his face stepped out of the truck, pulled out a handgun and demanded money. The employee told police that she closed the door on the man and activated the stand's audible alarm, scaring him off. He drove away without any money.

Anyone with information about the incident can call the Bellingham Police Department at 360-778-8800.

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