A coffee-shop employee was beat up and robbed in the North Admiral neighborhood Monday morning while he waited for the store to open.
The victim got to work, near 41st Avenue Southwest and Southwest Admiral Way, about 4 a.m., before the manager arrived. After he sat on the steps to read a tablet computer, three men approached and asked for money.
The victim said he didn’t have any and the men began hitting him in the face and head. The robbers took the victim’s tablet, cell phone and bag, then fled. Officers arrived quickly and surrounded the area but did not find the suspects. Medics treated the victim at the scene and gave him a ride home.