“One thief, posing as a delivery man, pulled a can of bear mace on employees and ransacked their marijuana shop, fleeing in a defensive cloud of “ultra-pepper” spray.”
Colorado pot shops are being terrorized by gangs of armed robbers. Although marijuana sales are legal in Colorado, they are still banned by Congress. The federal ban has forced many shops to keep large amounts of cash on hand, as banks are refusing their deposits. This has not escaped the notice of criminals, who are robbing the stores to gain piles of cash.
Although most shops have increased their security measures, the thieves simply get more creative. As reported by NBC News, the gangs have dug tunnels under shops, driven through storefronts, and broken chains and locks off the doors.
Michael Elliot, with the Marijuana Industry Group, said “everyone in the industry is having nightmares.” Weeks after Colorado legalized marijuana, a gang of armed robbers targeted at lest eight pot shops. The gangs are armed and often restrain employees at gunpoint while they pillage the cash.
In Denver alone, there are more than 300 companies that distribute marijuana and marijuana related products. In the last two years, those companies have recorded approximately 324 burglaries and robberies. The numbers include companies that supplied medical marijuana before the laws changed.
Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/1121554/colorado-pot-shops-terrorized-by-armed-robbers/#PzPd7qmqbyXzxRZs.99
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