Suspect in Custody for Attempting to Rob A Coffee Shop
On Sunday morning, July 3rd at 9:10 am, Mylon Knox (09/09/1986) approached the drive-through window of Black Rock Coffee on East Vista Way in Vista. He attempted to steal the tip jar from the outside counter. When the employees pulled the jar into the window, Knox yelled at the employees to give him the money and tried to force the window open to get to the jar. The employees were able to scare Knox off and he fled on foot toward Civic Center Drive without the tip jar.
Sheriff’s ASTREA helicopter arrived and assisted in the search for Knox. ASTREA made several announcements in the area. Someone reported seeing the suspect near the Vista Library. ASTREA located Knox walking at Orange Grove and Crescent Drive. Deputies contacted and detained Knox who had removed his T-shirt in order to change his appearance. The T-shirt Knox was wearing during the robbery was located and he was positively identified as the suspect. Knox was arrested for attempted strong arm robbery and booked into the Vista Detention Facility without incident. There was no loss to Black Rock Coffee, and no one was injured during the incident.