ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – It was a morning jolt you would never want. A man is still on the loose a month after he gave customers a scary wake-up call with their morning coffee.
“All I can tell you is, he was wearing a mask,” a witness told Albuquerque Police.
Surveillance video shows what happened just before 8 a.m. on Thursday January 8, 2015.
A man opened the door at Limonata on Wellesley and Silver Ave SE and looked in, scoping out the scene for about 30 seconds before stepping back out.
Then, he put on a mask before walking back in.
Witnesses described the suspect as a man about 5’6 or 5’7. He wore a dark baseball cap, a black jacket and jeans.
He demanded money from the cashier, leaning over the counter with a black revolver. The masked man also went for three customers, pointing his gun at them.
“All of a sudden he said, ‘Folks, get… get, get this over with quickly,’ or something like that,” a witness told APD.
Police said the thief took a laptop, a wallet and more cash before he was seen going south on Wellesley.
APD dusted for fingerprints but could not collect any usable evidence.
“I have been to that café, and I love it,” said Teresa Drenten, who bikes through the neighborhood every day. “I find it surprising.”
“It could happen anywhere,” said Ashleigh Winter, a UNM student. “It really could.”
APD said it does not know of any other armed robberies in the area since the one at Limonata.