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September 3, 2015

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Off-duty Henderson cop foils robbery at Starbucks

Starbucks incident

A man’s attempt to rob a Henderson Starbucks coffee shop was thwarted Tuesday when an off-duty police officer foiled the crime.

Around 11 a.m., Michael Wolff, a member of the Henderson Police Department for five years, walked up to the store's counter, located on College Drive at the Horizon College Plaza, and saw a man with a gun emptying the register.

“There was no time to think, I just reacted,” Wolff said in a release. He drew his gun, identified himself as a police officer, and the suspect ran.

The suspect, identified as Francisco Cosenza, 25, ran through a locked glass door in an attempt to escape, but was quickly apprehended.

Cosenza was treated for cuts from the door before he was booked into the Henderson Detention Center. The charges included robbery with a deadly weapon and burglary with a deadly weapon, police said.

Detectives believe more than one person was involved and are investigating the attempted robbery further.

Police encourage anyone with information about the attempted robbery to contact Henderson Police at (702) 267-4750. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or visit crimestoppersofnv.com.

Tips directly leading to an arrest or an indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may result in a cash reward.

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