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Four Arrested After Robbing Clerk, Customers at Hollywood Starbucks

HOLLYWOOD (KTLA) — Two men and two possible female accomplices are in police custody after allegedly robbing a Starbucks at gunpoint Friday night.

Police say the two men entered the popular coffee shop at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Gower Street around 11:45 p.m. on Friday, just minutes before the location was set to close.

The men entered the shop wearing masks and one of them showed off a handgun before demanding cash from the clerk.

The suspects took an undisclosed amount of money as well as some cash and property from patrons in the coffee shop.

They then hopped into a Dodge Charger and fled from the scene.

A police helicopter later spotted the car as it headed south on the 110 Freeway.

Officers were able to stop the suspects at a gas station after it exited the freeway at Manchester Avenue in the unincorporated area of Florence-Firestone.

One of the men, along with two women in the car, were arrested at the scene.

The other suspect fled and was found several hours later hiding under a house a few blocks away.

The four suspects, all in their 20s, were booked on suspicion of robbery and suspicion of being an accessory to robbery.

Their identities have not been released.

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