Marijuana Dispensary Security Cameras Record Armed Robbery

November 14 2017
Marijuana Dispensary Security

On their own, marijuana dispensary security cameras may not always deter or stop criminal activity such as theft. One marijuana dispensary became a victim of armed robbery. Two employees and a security guard where held at gunpoint at a Los Angeles-area medical marijuana shop.

There were security cameras inside the medical marijuana dispensary, but they were not proactively watched. As a result, the video was only recorded and not watched live. It couldn’t be used to notify Los Angeles Police about the armed robbery. The surveillance video was used as evidence after the armed robbery to help identify the suspects.

The local authorities released the surveillance video to the public. They hoped the community could help identify the suspects.

Marijuana dispensary security video showed two suspects enter the property. They wore dark-colored hoodies. One of the suspects was armed with a handgun. Both of the suspects approached the on-duty security guard who surrendered with his hands up.  The dispensary security guard then gave his gun to one of the suspects.

The marijuana dispensary security video showed two employees enter the view. The suspects grabbed multiple jars of medical marijuana. The cannabis dispensary’s employees and security guard were ordered to get on the ground. One of the suspects pushed the medical marijuana dispensary security guard down.

The armed suspect kept an eye on the employees and security guard while the other packed weed into a duffel bag. The thieves left the medical marijuana dispensary with an undisclosed amount of cash, cell phones, jars of weed, and the security guard’s gun.

Several days later, police arrested one suspect. According to the article, this suspect was on parole for a previous robbery. Since the article was published, the second armed robber has not been caught.

This marijuana dispensary is not a UCIT client.

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