Bandits Rob Stores with Cup of Coffee
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) -- A thief tossed piping hot coffee at cashiers working at three Grand Rapids stores robbed during a span of less than an hour, injuring at least one clerk, police said.
The Kent County, Mich., Sheriff's Department also was investigating a fourth incident in which hot coffee was splashed to distract a store clerk.
Jerome David Richards, 22, and Katie Lynn Vanderveen, 18, both of Walker, Mich., were arraigned Monday in Kent County District Court on three counts of armed robbery. Both were being held in the Kent County Jail -- Richards on $75,000 bail and Vanderveen on $35,000 bail.