St. Louis police make arrest in Kaldi's robbery

Friday, October 18, 2013 | 6:16 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — St. Louis police arrested a man in connection with the Oct. 4 armed robbery at Kaldi's Coffee, according to a news release from the Columbia Police Department.

Columbia police investigators were contacted Oct. 10 by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department about the arrest of Anthony Paine, 47, of Fulton.

A warrant for Paine had been issued on charges of first-degree robbery and armed criminal action. His bond had been set at $300,000, according to the release.

Police responded to reports of a robbery at the downtown Kaldi's Coffee around 5:30 a.m. Oct. 4. A man entered Kaldi's through the back door after an employee had opened the door for another employee. The man pointed a handgun at the employee and demanded money, according to previous Missourian reporting.

According to court records, Paine has been found guilty multiple times of burglary, robbery and stealing. Most recently, he pleaded guilty to second-degree robbery in 2004, according to previous Missourian reporting.

Supervising editor is Allie Hinga.


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