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Police Search For Hipster Starbucks Bandit Carrying A Man Purse

Can you identify this well-dressed thief?

Empty the register, or the peppermint latte gets it.
Empty the register, or the peppermint latte gets it.
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Whether it was because his flat white was not hot enough or because he needed cash to buy a new hoverboard, a dapper young man stuck up a Garland-area Starbucks last month and got away with an undisclosed sum of cash. Now, police are enlisting the public’s help to find the impeccably-dressed bandit.

As the Dallas Morning News reported yesterday, the man entered a Starbucks on Northwest Highway on November 19, pointed a gun at a barista, and demanded money before fleeing (likely via Vespa). Police describe the suspect as "6-feet tall, slim, with brown eyes and hair." At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a "navy sweater over a white Oxford shirt, slacks, a trilby, and dress shoes."

Originally, the Morning News report identified the man’s hat as a fedora instead of a trilby, but the grievous error has since been corrected.

The paper also posted video of the robbery taken on Starbucks security cameras to YouTube. Police are asking that anyone who has seen this man, perhaps at a local Urban Outfitters or haberdashery, submit their tips via Garland Crimestoppers or by calling the station.