Police investigating rash of cannabis retail robberies in California capital

Police in Sacramento, California, are looking into roughly 10 break-ins at local marijuana shops in the past month, with the possibility the incidents might be connected.

Such robberies apparently have escalated, according to West Sacramento TV station KOVR.

Robberies have always been a problem for marijuana retailers, many of which operate on a cash-only basis because of a lack of banking services.

And the thieves recently have been taking “everything they can get their hands on, from product to cash,” said a spokesman for one victimized shop in California’s capital city.

In one instance, the robbers even drove a car through the front of the shop in order to break in.

The Sacramento Police Department said it has taken steps to address the issue, including “implementing certain crime prevention measures that they wouldn’t discuss,” according to the report.

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One comment on “Police investigating rash of cannabis retail robberies in California capital
  1. Mike Bailey on

    A “robbery” is a theft while using or displaying a weapon or using force against a person. A “burglary” is taking items from a structure, either occupied or unoccupied. Were these burglaries or robberies, because there is a big difference in the definition of each crime.

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