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Video Reveals Face of Man Who Robbed Yakima Coffee Stand

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UPDATE/YAKIMA, WA - Being the victim of an armed robbery can be a very scary experience. We got a behind the scenes look at a recent robbery at a Yakima coffee stand. 

The Mocha Tree was also robbed just months ago by two armed men. but this time a robber actually entered the store and terrorized the employees.

The owner of the coffee stand showed us the video of the robbery in hopes that someone can identify and bring this man to justice. The video shows the robber knock on the door, enter the store and start threatening employees. You can see him holding a large rock behind his back.

He then takes the money in the cash register and makes the girl working the store take down a camera, but it's too the late. The camera gets a direct shot of the man's face. One of the employees who was there during the robbery said it was an awful experience.

"He was very demanding," Candace said. "And as soon as I smelled the liquor on his breath that's when I got terrified because I thought, what can he do?"

The owner of the coffee stand told NBC Right Now that after the last robbery, she added another employee at closing time. Now she plans to install panic buttons that connect directly to the police department so help can get there faster.


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YAKIMA, WA - Yakima police are searching for a man who held up a coffee stand Sunday night at gunpoint.

Police said a Hispanic man in his mid-twenties, possibly armed with a gun, went into the Mocha Tree espresso stand on 11th Avenue and Nob Hill Boulevard around 10:30 Sunday night and demanded money.

No one got hurt, but officers said the man ran off with an unknown amount of cash from the register.

This is not the first hold up at this coffee stand.  Police said two Hispanic men, also in their mid-twenties, robbed the coffee shop at gunpoint at the end of March.

During that robbery police said the men pointed a gun at the workers and ran off with the money before police arrived.

Police do not know if these two robberies are related, or if they are separate incidents at the same coffee stand.

If you have any information about what happened here last night you are asked to call the Yakima Police Department.
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