Off-duty cop stops armed robbery at Starbucks

Molly Waldron

Off-duty cop stops armed robbery at Starbucks

By Molly Waldron. CREATED Oct 2, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A quick-thinking patrol officer is credited with foiling a holdup at a Starbucks in Henderson on Tuesday.

Police say Officer Michael Wolff was off duty when he stopped at a busy Starbucks at the Horizon College Plaza at about 11 a.m.

When he approached the counter, he saw a gunman at the register pulling money out. 

Wolff was in plain clothes but wearing his badge and gun. He aimed his gun at the gunman, identfied himself as an officer and ordered the suspect to drop his weapon.

The gunman tried to run off but an employee had locked the door. He ran through a glass door, but Wollf caught up to him.

The suspect was arrested and later identified as 25-year-old Francisco Cosenza.

Cosenza was booked at the Henderson Detention Center and faces charges for robbery with a deadly weapon.