A pair of armed robbers got more than they bargained for when their heist at a takeaway coffee shop was interrupted by police parked in the drive-thru.
Northamptonshire Police Armed Response Vehicle tweeted that the raid happened at a Starbucks in St James Retail Park, Northampton at about 05:00 BST.
Two men threatened staff with weapons and took cash, but "didn't account" for police buying coffee at the same time.
A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and is in custody.
No information was given about the second man said to be involved.
At 0500hrs this morning two armed men went into Starbucks. They threatened staff with weapons and stole cash..— Northants Police ARV (@NorthantsARV) August 13, 2018
They didn’t account for Armed Officers sat in the Drive-Thru ordering a coffee at the same time..
Despite violent resistance, a male has been arrested..#coppercino
Starbucks said in a statement: "We will continue to help the police with their investigation and our priority remains supporting our store team."