Robbers targeted Starbucks drive-thru – unaware that armed police were ordering coffee

Robbers targeted Starbucks drive-thru – unaware that armed police were ordering coffee
Starbucks has been closed following the robbery

A man was arrested after a raid at a Starbucks coffee shop was halted by armed police – who were ordering coffee from the drive-thru at the time.

One man was detained after the attempted raid at a coffee house in Northampton in the early hours of today, while a search was underway for the other man believed to have been involved.

Northamptonshire Police Armed Response Vehicle tweeted this morning that the raid happened at the Starbucks drive-thru in St James Retail Park.

“At 0500hrs this morning two armed men went into Starbucks,” the statement said.

“They threatened staff with weapons and stole cash. They didn’t account for Armed Officers sat in the Drive-Thru ordering a coffee at the same time.

“Despite violent resistance, a male has been arrested..

Starbucks has been closed following the robbery
Starbucks has been closed following the robbery

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said a 29-year-old had been arrested on suspicion of robbery and was currently being questioned.

Northants Police Armed Response Vehicle is responsible for responding to Firearms/TASER Incidents and policing the key road network.

A spokesman for Starbucks said: “Our drive thru store in Northampton is currently closed following an incident this morning, as we help the police with their investigation. Our priority remains supporting our store team.”

Originally published on our sister title, the Northampton Chronicle