Santa Monica police are looking for two male suspects who allegedly stole $2,500 in cash in an armed robbery at a coffee shop on Santa Monica Boulevard Tuesday night, May 1st.
The incident occurred at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf at Santa Monica Boulevard and Second Street at about 10:45 p.m., when two masked suspects, one armed with a handgun, walked into the store and ordered the employees to a back room, Santa Monica police Lt. Alex Padilla alleged.
The suspects allegedly ordered the employees down to the ground, took $2,500 in cash from the back room and fled the store, Padilla said.
No one was injured during the incident.
A witness reported seeing the two suspects leave the coffee shop and flee in a vehicle westbound on Santa Monica Boulevard, Padilla said.
The vehicle, which had been parked in an alley near the shop, is described as a dark-colored 1980s sedan with dark-tinted windows and a large rear window.
The suspect who was allegedly armed is described as a black male, approximately 30 to 40 years old, five-feet-ten, 200 pounds and wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt, black pants and sunglasses, Padilla said.
The second suspect is described as a male of unknown race, approximately 30 to 40 years old, five-feet-five, 150 pounds and wearing all black clothing.
Police are investigating the incident and reviewing video surveillance from the store, Padilla said.