Posted 8/16/2012 1:10 PM by KWESTBERG
On Wednesday evening, August 15, 2012, at about 9:50 p.m., Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a robbery call at Dutch Brothers Coffee located at 1010 W. Francis Road. Sheriff's Deputies, with the assistance of Spokane Police Officers, set up
a perimeter in the area as AIR 1 searched the area for the suspects.
Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy R. Satake contacted the employee at the coffee stand. The employee told Deputy Satake she was closing for the evening when someone entered the business through the west side drive-through window. The employee described the suspect
as a black male, about 6'2" tall wearing a dark hoodie with a white bandana across his face. She said the suspect grabbed her, held a knife to her side and demanded her to give him the money from the cash drawer.
The employee told Deputy Satake while she retrieved the money the suspect moved the knife and held it against her throat. While retrieving the money, the employee said a second black male, also wearing a dark hoodie with a white bandana across his face, jumped
in through the same drive-through window and grabbed the remaining money from the cash drawer. The male that had the knife against the employee's throat pushed her away prior to exiting out the same drive-through window. The employee's left forearm was cut
during the incident and she believes it happened when the suspect pushed her away.
While Deputy Satake was at the coffee stand, he was advised a Spokane P.D. Sgt. was in a foot pursuit with one of the possible suspects in the area of Francis and Stevens. A short time later a citizen told Deputies and Officers in the area he observed a black
male run into a residence located near the 6100 block of North Stevens Road.
Deputy Satake responded to the Stevens address and was able to see two black male subjects through an egress window in the basement. One of the males had his back to the window and appeared to be counting something.
Deputy Satake and a Spokane P.D. Sgt. contacted the owner of the residence. When asked if they could speak with the two males in the basement 18 year old Kendyl Dunn and 18 year old Demetrius Cawthorne came outside. The Spokane P.D. Sgt. immediately recognized
Dunn as the individual that ran from him.
Deputy Satake interviewed Dunn who admitted he and Cawthorne had robbed the coffee stand. Deputy D. Smith interviewed Cawthorne who also admitted he and Dunn had robbed the coffee stand. Money taken in the robbery was located in the basement of the residence
where Deputy Satake originally saw Dunn and Cawthorne.
• Dunn and Cawthorne were both booked into the Spokane County Jail on the charge of 1st Degree Robbery.