SPD has released more details about an armed robbery at a South Seattle pot dispensary last week.
According to a police report, around 7:30 p.m. on June 27th, a man in his late teens to early 20s walked into a pot dispensary on Rainer Ave S and S Byron St—just a few blocks from Franklin High School—and started talking to the clerk.
A second man then appeared at the store’s secure front door, and the clerk went into the back of the store to check his security camera.
As the victim was in the store’s back room looking at security footage, he saw the first suspect walk over to the front door and open it for the second man.
The second suspect then walked in, pulled out a silver handgun and pointed it at the victim when he walked back into the room
The suspects ordered the victim to lay on the ground and rifled through his pockets, taking $440, a cell phone, and the victim’s wallet.
One suspect then picked the victim off the ground, sat him down in a corner, and “told him not to do anything gangster.”
The suspects took several jars of pot from the store—containing about 16 ounces—and wrapped them in a sweatshirt.
The suspects also grabbed the store’s cordless phone—presumably to prevent the victim from calling 911—and fled.
When police arrived at the scene, they called in a K9 unit to try and track the suspects, but weren’t able to find the men. (Even though any respectable K9 should’ve been able to sniff out a pound of dank medical weed).