Northampton Coffee house CLOSED this morning following armed robbery

A popular coffee shop has been taped off by police in Northampton this morning (Monday).

Monday, 13th August 2018, 12:56 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th September 2018, 3:22 am
Starbucks remains closed this morning following an armed raid this morning

A man was arrested following the armed raid at Starbucks, which has been taped off and closed to customers.

The drive-thru is also closed.

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Starbucks remains closed this morning following an armed raid this morning

Northamptonshire Police Armed Response Vehicle tweeted this morning that the raid happened at the Starbucks drive-thru restaurant 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."

A sign has gone up outside the coffee shop saying: "We are closed. Sorry for any inconvenience. We will re-open as soon as possible. Thank you."

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said a 29-year-old had been arrested on suspicion of robbery and was currently being questioned. A search was taken place for the other man believed to have been involved.

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.”

Police officers were in the drive-thru at the time of the robbery. One man has been arrested.