They say crime doesn't pay ... and nowhere was that more true today than at 7th and Montana, where the strategic use of two separate Spycams thwarted the biggest crime wave in town since the Happy Face Bandit terrorized the local Wachovia bank. The fun began at 8:30 a.m., when Barista Tyler walked right up to The Accountant -- the man who spreads his confidential paperwork all over Our Favorite Starbucks -- and pretended to steal his reading glasses. "Stop, thief!," yelled the Accountant in mock surprise. I whipped out my Spycam and pointed it in the Accountant's direction. "Call the Police, quick!," he joked. "First things first," I replied, "Right now I need to gather some important photographic evidence." Hours later, after I was long gone, another would-be criminal -- the Notorious Neighborhood Newspaper Thief -- made the scene, intent on stealing The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times. He walked boldly through the back door, made a beeline for the newspaper rack, and began thumbing through the used newspapers. It's usually at this point that he quietly slips fresh newspapers from the sales display inside the leftover, "used" ones and runs out the door as fast as his spindly legs can carry him. Today, however, Producer Robb was on the scene, pointing a Spycam inches from his face and recording the entire incident for posterity. The Thief eventually noticed him and fled the scene, empty-handed. You can check-out Robb's video here: Heard at Starbucks Youtube Channel.