Jan. 4, 2013 - Marijuana dispensary robbed; victims disabled by bear repellent
Friday, Jan. 4, 2013
Marijuana dispensary robbed; victims disabled by bear repellent
Boulder police are looking for at least one suspect in a robbery which took place at The Dandelion, a medical marijuana dispensary which is located at 845 Walnut St. The robbery took place at 6:56 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2012.
Employees were inside at the time. They told police that a man wearing dark clothes and a mask, and carrying a FedEx box, knocked at the front door of the business and then forced his way inside when employees opened the door. They say he immediately sprayed a large can of bear repellent directly into some of their faces, disabling them.
The employees ran outside and called police. All of them received medical treatment at the scene, and one was transported to the hospital.
At this time, it appears that the suspect stole marijuana.
Initially police were told there were two suspects. However, only one suspect is seen inside the business on surveillance video and police now believe there is only one person involved. That suspect was loitering outside the business before the robbery and was carrying the FedEx box with him as he checked out the dispensary. Police hope that a member of the public remembers seeing the suspect before the robbery and can assist with a more detailed description or identification.
The suspect description is as follows:
· White male
· 6’0” – 6’2” tall, approximately 200 pounds
· Dark-colored jacket with North Face logo on back shoulder
· Wearing hoodie underneath jacket
· Dark pants, with hiking-type boots
Police are also looking for a black Pontiac, possibly a Grand Prix, with a temporary license tag of 382661H. This vehicle was left unoccupied and running near the robbery. Police are trying to determine if it was used in the crime.
The case number is 13-104.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Heather Frey at 303-441-3369. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at www.crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 January 2013 09:15