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420 with CNW — Marijuana Dispensary Workers Shoot Two Suspected Robbers

An attempted robbery that took place on Tuesday, Oct. 20, in a medical cannabis dispensary in Detroit went south for the suspects. Instead of becoming victims, the dispensary workers put up a fight. Two workers opened fire inside the facility on the three armed suspects who were trying to rob the store. As a result, two of the three suspects received nonlife-threatening injuries and were arrested; they are now recovering at a local hospital under police custody. The third suspect escaped.

Detroit Police Department Capt. Ian Severy stated that the crime was brazen, taking place in the middle of the day on a busy street. He added that it was fortunate that more people were not hurt.

The police say the three men burst into the Puff-N-Pass Lounge located in Detroit’s west side on Dexter Avenue and W. Chicago, at approximately 1 p.m. in the afternoon. After the three perpetrators entered the store, one of them started pistol whipping a 29-year old store employee. It was at this point that the owner of the facility emerged from another room, and shots were exchanged between the two parties.

Police confirmed that the worker and the 47-year old dispensary owner shot at the three suspects; one of them holds a concealed pistol license. Two of the three would-be robbers were shot while a third fled the scene, losing a shoe in the process. The two injured suspects were detained at the scene until police arrived; they were then taken into custody.

The police are calling on the third suspect to surrender to the authorities. Severy asserted that department officers are closing in on him and requested that he turn himself in, to help bring the crime to a safe conclusion.

The investigation is ongoing, and the police say investigators interviewed the two men at the dispensary who had shot at the robbers, concluding that they were acting in self-defense.

This robbery comes two years after a security guard who was working in a medical cannabis dispensary in Detroit was shot and killed during a gunfire exchange on the property.

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