An 18-year-old West Valley City man was charged with robbery in 3rd District Court on Monday in relation to a holdup that occurred at Beans and Brew on Sept. 4.
Two men entered the coffee shop at 3616 W. 3500 South and sprayed the clerk in the face with pepper spray, according to documents filed Monday. The two men then forced the clerk to give them keys to the cash register, from which they stole money.
The men also broke a tip jar and took money from it, according to the filing. They left in a red Ford Mustang.
Acting on a tip, a West Valley City detective later located the Mustang and one of the robbers confessed to the crime, according to the filing. He was arrested but has been released on $25,000 bail.
If convicted of second-degree felony robbery, the man could face between one and 15 years in prison.
No information about the second robber was included in Monday's filing.