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March 19, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Armed baristas at Spokane coffee shop

SPOKANE (AP) — The next robber who tries to hold up Jitterz Java in Spokane is likely to face a gun.

After three robberies in a month, the owner says there always will be a gun at the coffee stand.

Owner Sara Chapel told KXLY some of her employees are already bringing their own guns to work.

On Sunday, a man aggressively tried to open a window and appeared to have a gun. The barista kept the window locked, grabbed her gun and called police. The man took off before police arrived.

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