SPOKANE-- Two 18-year-old boys were arrested Wednesday for allegedly robbing Dutch Brothers Coffee in North Spokane.
On Wednesday around 9:50 p.m., Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a robbery call at Dutch Brothers Coffee located at 1010 W. Francis Avenue.
Officials set up a perimeter in the area as the AIR 1 helicopter searched the area for the suspects.
An employee was closing for the evening, when someone entered the business through the west side drive-through window according to deputies. The employee described the suspect as a black male, about 6'2" tall wearing a dark hoodie with a white bandana across his face. The suspect grabbed her, held a knife to her side and demanded her to give him the money from the cash drawer.
While the employee retrieved the money, the suspect moved the knife and held it against her throat. A second black male, also wearing a dark hoodie with a white bandana across his face, jumped in through the same drive-through window according to the employee. The second man grabbed the remaining money from the cash drawer. The male that had the knife against the employee's throat pushed the employee 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.
Deputy’s engaged 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 Street.
Deputies responded to the Stevens address and saw 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.
Deputies 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.
Deputies interviewed Dunn who admitted he and Cawthorne had robbed the coffee stand. Cawthorne also admitted he and Dunn had robbed the coffee stand.
Money taken in the robbery was located in the basement of the residence.
Dunn and Cawthorne were both booked into the Spokane County Jail on the charge of 1st Degree Robbery.