Gaslamp Coffee Shop Robbed

By Chris Chan and R. Stickney
|  Monday, Nov 18, 2013  |  Updated 7:38 AM PDT
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San Diego police were called to the Tabac Coffee shop that sells coffee and cigars on 3rd Street around 1:30 a.m. NBC 7's Chris Chan reports.

San Diego police were called to the Tabac Coffee shop that sells coffee and cigars on 3rd Street around 1:30 a.m. NBC 7's Chris Chan reports.

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A man was arrested after the employee of a downtown coffee shop identified him as the man who robbed the business just moments earlier, officials said.

San Diego police were called to the Tabac Coffee shop that sells coffee and cigars on 3rd Street around 1:30 a.m.

An employee told officers the business was held up by a suspect who took money out of the cash register and then fled on foot.

A man matching the suspect description was arrested just two blocks away outside Horton Plaza.

Officers checked nearby streets and even looked inside storm drains but still were not able to locate the a gun or the money.

Investigators say they are confident they have the right person in custody

“Officers a couple blocks away stopped a man matching the description,” Lt. Mark Bennett with San Diego police. “We brought him by here and that victim positively identified the suspect as the suspect that robbed her.”

Officers said the suspect had other warrants for his arrest.

Investigators would not confirm how much money was taken from the coffee shop.

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