Armed man robs Starbucks in Modesto

local@modbee.comJanuary 13, 2013 

— An armed man robbed the Starbucks shop in the 1800 block of Oakdale Road about 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Modesto police reported.

The man ordered a coffee drink and then took an unknown amount of money from a cashier, Lt. Scott Blom said.

Two officers who were in the area chased the man into a nearby apartment complex but were unable to find him, he said. They did find the handgun believed to have been used in the robbery.

The suspect was described as a white man in his middle- to late 20s, standing 5 feet 9 inches and weighing about 185 pounds. He was wearing a dark beanie and red hood, Blom said.

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