Coffee Shop Caper

Jamestown Police are on the lookout for a young Hispanic male who is suspected of robbing the 21 S. Main St. Tim Hortons on Monday night.

According to police, the suspect entered Tim Hortons at approximately 9:57 p.m., walked behind the counter and demanded cash from the cashier.

While not displaying a weapon, he did hold his hand in his pocket as if he did have one, witnesses said.

The suspect reportedly took an undisclosed amount of cash from the registers before fleeing the store on foot toward CVS.

At the time of the robbery, several customers and employees were inside the restaurant.

Witnesses described the suspect as a dark-skinned Hispanic male, mid-20s, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing about 140 pounds.

He was wearing a bulky black jacket with a hood and red stitching, long blue jean shorts and white shoes.

According to Captain Robert F. Samuelson, division commander of the Jamestown Police Department, several leads are currently being investigated.

Anyone with information on this suspect is asked to contact the Jamestown Police Department at 483-7531 or leave an anonymous tip at 483-Tips (8477). All calls will be kept confidential.

The incident marks the latest in a string of robberies that have occurred in the city over the past several weeks.

Police are still looking for the suspect involved in the April 1 robbery of the 7-Eleven- located on the corner of East Second and Buffalo streets.

The suspect, a 6-foot to 6-foot-2 inch black man with a thin build, was reportedly carrying an automatic weapon during the robbery. He reportedly took an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing on foot toward Buffalo Street.

“We didn’t have (enough) information that could lead us to a suspect quickly,” said Samuelson, regarding the robbery. “We do have several people in mind, but we’re still working on it through other sources.”

On April 4, a 23-year-old Jamestown man was charged after an investigation linked him to two armed robberies in the city.

Thomas E. Lawson was charged with two counts of first-degree armed robbery for his involvement in the armed robberies at the North Main Street 7-Eleven on March 24 and the South Main Street CVS on March 26.

Dennis J. Harmon, 29, was apprehended on April 5 as a person of interest involved in the aforementioned CVS robbery.