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Police: 'Lost Dutchman Robbers' have struck 6 times

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PHOENIX -

Their crimes were caught on camera. Two men stormed a Dutch Brothers coffee shop through a back door, one of them armed with a gun.

They terrified employees. The victims cowered under the drive-thru window and were forced to open the cash register.

Police are calling these guys the Lost Dutchman Robbers. The robbers have struck all across Phoenix, from the Loop 101 near Tatum, all the way south of the I-10 near 16th Street.

During one of the crimes, two girls were inside Dutch Brothers, closing the doors for the night when the robbers came in.

The robbers walked in through a back door, holding a rifle under a red shirt. The two girls who worked there were clearly terrified. The robbers grabbed the cash drawer and ran off.

"It's totally low I hope they get caught," says Scott Nelson, who works next door.

Nelson says one of the employees came in the next day to tell them what had happened.

"She looked pretty distraught, I felt pretty bad."

Phoenix Police say these armed robbers have hit six places over the last four days, all around closing time. So far they've hit three Subways. They've also robbed two Circle K's and one Dutch Brothers Coffee shop.

Police say one of the robbers is Hispanic -- 16 to 20 years old. The other is a white male 18 to 22 years old. They were seen driving away in a black 4-door car. Investigators believe these guys are dangerous. One robber carries a handgun, the other a rifle.

The locations: 1200 East Glendale, 4100 North 24th Street, 4300 East Cactus Road, 2500 West Thunderbird, 21000 North Tatum Blvd, and 1600 East Washington Street.

No one has been hurt, but police are afraid these robbers are going to get more violent.

TIPLINE: Phoenix Police Department's Robbery unit at 602.262.6141, Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS, 480-TESTIGO

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