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VANCOUVER -- A Vancouver coffee shop was robbed at gunpoint, and a store employee was forced into a refrigerator early Sunday morning, police said.

At around 8 a.m., an employee was getting ready to open Torque Coffee at 501 Columbia Street when a man armed with a handgun walked in and forced the employee into a refrigeration unit before taking property from the business, said Rod Trumpf with the Vancouver Police Department.

The suspect, who fled in an unknown direction, was described as a 6-foot-1 white man with an average build, wearing a black hooded jacked, blue jeans and a mask. He may have had facial hair and was wearing glasses, police said.

No one was injured during the robbery.

Police contacted several suspects who fit the general description, but the victim confirmed neither man was the robber.


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