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Police & Deputies Respond to Another Coffee House Robbery (VIDEO)Tim King & Jerry Freeman Salem-News.com
"I think that maybe the harshest thing is that the young lady here is 18-years old, she's a victim of this crime, and you can never change that. You can never change what has happened to her, you can never take it back." -Scooters Owner Mark Isaac
(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem was the scene of another drive up coffee house armed robbery Saturday. It happened at Scooter's Coffee on Lancaster Drive NE, between Market and Sunnyview.
Our News Photographer Jerry Freeman caught up with Mark Isaac, the owner of Scooters, who said, "I found out we just got robbed about half an hour ago, our employee called and said they walked up and pulled a gun on her demanded money. They ran off and there are K-9's out here right now, several police."
Keizer Police provided a canine to track the suspect, but they didn't seem to have much luck getting a solid lead. Along with Salem Police and Marion County Sheriff's deputies, the search for the armed robbery suspect was on.
Isaac says it is pretty amazing that another coffee shop was robbed in Salem so quickly.
"What is that, one a day here in Salem? Coffee in Motion was just robbed, they caught that person right away, It's pretty amazing that somebody would have the nerve to do it again when somebody just did it and got caught."
In that case a police canine did the trick, and the suspect was in custody 90 minutes after the robbery occurred. Either way, as the owner says, events like this can have a lasting impact.
Isaac said, "it's kind of tough for a small business when stuff like this happens. I think that maybe the harshest thing is that the young lady here is 18-years old, she's a victim of this crime, and you can never change that. You can never change what has happened to her, you can never take it back. Hopefully they get this person off the street."
He says it looked like the suspect only got away with around $100. What was apparently a woman attempting to masquerade as a man, is reported to have walked away and left westbound along the Bed Mart building before disappearing behind the buildings.
R. Morris with Salem Police, says the suspect is described as a Hispanic female adult, early to late 20's, 5'3" to 5'5" in height, 130 to 140 pounds, with a grey tanktop, a black baggie hoodie and black baggie sweatpants.
She reportedly wore a black beanie and may have had the hoodie over the beanie. She also apparently had drawn on facial hair which included sideburns and a goatee.
The person in this case is reportedly armed and possibly dangerous, and should not be approached. If you see this suspect or know who they are, call Salem Police or dial 911.
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