Woman tried to rob Starbucks at gunpoint

Police release description of suspect

A woman tried to rob a Morgan Hill Starbucks by pointing a handgun at a store employee through the drive-thru window, according to police.

About 6am March 29, police responded to the coffee shop located at 1041 Cochrane Road, on a report of an attempted robbery, according Morgan Hill Police Sgt. Bill Norman. When officers arrived, they made contact with the witness, who was working at the store at the time of the incident, and confirmed an armed suspect had just tried to rob the business.

A female suspect had entered the coffee shop’s drive-thru window and placed an order, police said. The woman then drove forward to the pickup window and demanded the cashier give her money. The suspect removed a black semiautomatic handgun from her waist area and pointed it at the female cashier.

The victim was able to step back from the window into the interior of the store, away from the suspect outside, police said. The suspect then drove away, without stealing anything, in a silver or gold Honda SUV with unknown license plates.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic female adult, medium build, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and a red baseball cap, according to police. She had a double piercing above her left eye and a mole or tattoo under her right eye.

Anyone with information about this incident can call Norman at (669) 253-4982.

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