Northampton Coffee house CLOSED this morning following armed robbery

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

Robbers stormed into Starbucks on the St James Retail Park earlier today...unaware armed police were in drive-thru ordering coffee

Starbucks remains closed this morning following an armed raid this morning

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.

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.

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

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

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.”