Suspect in Starbucks robberies has long criminal history

Sean Lacey, 28, has been in trouble with the law since his teens

SAN ANTONIO – A man arrested in connection with the robberies of two different Starbucks coffee shops on the Northwest Side is no stranger to the law.

Online records show Sean Carlton Lacey, 28, has an arrest record that dates back more than a decade to a time when he was a teenager.

Those previous arrests include burglary, evading arrest, marijuana possession and forgery-counterfeit.

This time, he faces two counts of aggravated robbery.

However, an arrest warrant affidavit said police suspect him of committing several other recent robberies.

As officers led him to a patrol car for his ride to jail Wednesday night, Lacey told reporters he doesn’t know anything about the robberies.

The affidavit said he admitted everything to detectives, even confirming that he is the man they have in surveillance photos from one of the coffee shops.


It also says that Lacey’s black two-door hatchback was caught on surveillance cameras during the robberies.

Detectives were conducting surveillance on that car Wednesday when Lacey got into it and drove off, leading police on a brief chase, the affidavit said.

They caught him after he got out of the car and tried to run away, the document said.

Although Lacey is charged in connection with the two robberies, police say he could face more charges.

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