LAPD detectives have confirmed that one of the 10 medical marijuana dispensaries in Eagle Rock was robbed at gunpoint yesterday—and that two male suspects in their early 20s fled the premises with cash and marijuana.
There were at least six people inside the dispensary, called , when the robbers arrived at about 1 p.m. on March 15, brandishing two handguns, Detective Martha Ramos of the Northeast Division Community Police Station said. The suspects, approximately 6 feet tall, seized whatever cash there was in the cash register, as well an undetermined amount of marijuana, and ran out while the employees and others present in the store remained huddled inside, Ramos said. An employee called police, and two police units as well as an unmarked car with detectives responded to the scene of the crime within about 10 minutes, Ramos added.
An investigation is underway, and “we’re following up on clues that come in,” Ramos said. No suspects have yet been identified.
The robbery occurred about an hour before , West Hollywood Patch reported yesterday. The agents made one arrest, Weho Patch quoted City News Service as saying.
Eagle Rock Herbal Collective is located on 4729 Eagle Rock Blvd., directly next to a liquor and general store. It is not among the four medical marijuana facilities in Eagle Rock that the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office ordered shut, on March 7, for failing to sign up with the City for a lottery aimed at limiting the number of medical pot shops in Los Angeles to 100.
Eagle Rock Herbal Collective was closed down until 6 p.m. following the robbery yesterday afternoon. An Eagle Rock Patch reporter who visited the facility at around 4:30 p.m. found employees who appeared as though they were in a state of shock and did not respond to any questions about the robbery. An employee subsequently reached over the telephone refused to “make any comments for a newspaper.”
Calls to the dispensary this morning went unanswered.
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