Starbucks Robber Takes Coffee, Not Cash

by Nate Wooley | January 22, 2013 11:09 am

Starbucks SBUX[1]A thief in Huntsville, Ala. took coffee instead of cash from a local Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX[2]).

The accused, Phillip Sawdey, told the cashier at the Airport Road store Sunday morning that she should give him “all the cash,” reports[3]. The barista told Sawdey that she couldn’t open the cash drawer … and offered him a free coffee instead.

Sawdey took the coffee and departed.

The theft was reported and police officers found Sawdey walking through a nearby parking lot. Officers arrested Sawdey without incident.

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