A Tim Hortons restaurant in Nanaimo served up cash instead of coffee when a man allegedly placed an off-menu order on the weekend.
The robbery happened Saturday at about 4:40 a.m. at the Tim Hortons in Rock City Plaza when a man wearing a makeshift balaclava over his face approached an employee at the back door of the restaurant and told him he was being robbed.
Police said no weapons were produced, but the suspect indicated he had a knife and a gun. He took an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register and left through the back door. Witnesses saw him get into a green Suzuki Swift and drive north out of the parking lot.
An RCMP member patrolling the area spotted the car, but lost sight of it after a short pursuit. The car was found later on Scarsdale Road in north Nanaimo.
Mounties arrested a 44-year-old Nanaimo man, who was held in custody over the weekend.