GRESHAM -- A woman robbed a Gresham coffee stand at gunpoint Thursday afternoon, leading to a temporary lock-in at nearby Gresham High School.
Police were called just after 1 a.m. to the report of an armed robbery at Smokin’ Hot Java – Bombshell Baristas, at 555 NE Division St.
Employees said a woman walked up to the stand, showed a semi-automatic handgun and demanded cash from the register, according to Gresham police spokesman John Rasmussen.
The woman took an unknown amount of cash and ran westbound on Division Street, Rasmussen said.
"As a precautionary measure, Gresham High School initiated a 'lock-in' because the suspect fled in the direction of the school," Rasmussen said. "The lock-in ended approximately 20 minutes later."
The suspect was described as a thin woman in her late 30s, about 5-foot-3, with her hair in a bun. She was wearing a light-colored jacket, large blue “scrub-type” pants, a black baseball hat, and fingerless gloves.
Anyone with information on the robbery was asked to call Gresham police at 503-618-2719.