Article by Lift News
Toronto Police Services (TPS) announced this morning the arrest of six people involved in a string of dispensary robberies over the past months.
The report notes that between Friday, March 17, 2017, and Friday, April 7, 2017, four marijuana dispensaries were robbed at gunpoint.
The Healing Centre at 1506 Dundas Street West, Canna Clinic at 350 Broadview Avenue, The Purple Dream at 1363 Dundas Street West, and Cloud 6 at 333 Spadina Avenue were all robbed by young men armed with handguns who stole marijuana and cash.
The report also alleges that two of these males and a third, yet-to-be-identified male, entered a convenience store, assaulted employees and stole lottery tickets.
Dispensaries in Toronto have seen a rise in robberies over the past year, with dispensary owners and police assigning blame to each other.
On January 14, police responded to a call at The Green Leaf marijuana dispensary at 2145 Danforth Ave. According to the police report, three masked men entered the premises, one armed, and took control of three store employees, ordering them onto the ground.
During the course of the robbery the gun was fired and one employee was reportedly pistol whipped. The three men escaped with cash.