Three held in robbery of Highway 99 coffee stand

Herald staff

Three people were in custody in connection with the robbery of the Amocha Joynt Espresso stand Tuesday north of Lynnwood, Snohomish County sheriff’s spokeswoman Jan Jorgensen said.

The arrest was made after a witness telephoned police with a report of three men in a car acting suspiciously near the coffee stand in the 14800 block of Highway 99. One of them donned a mask. The caller also gave deputies a description of the vehicle, Jorgensen said.

Deputy Liesl Fisher was responding to the robbery when she passed a vehicle matching the suspects’ car. She stopped it near the intersection of 164th Street SW and Ash Way and took the three men into custody, Jorgensen said.

One of the suspects had a pistol, Jorgensen said. All three were booked into the Snohomish County Jail pending charges.

An undisclosed amount of money was taken from the espresso stand.

On Monday, a gunman escaped after showing a gun and robbing another coffee stand in the 13400 block of Highway 99.

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