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'Ninjas' rob medical marijuana deliveryman

March 26, 2012 |  2:38 pm

West Covina robbery detectives Monday were investigating the bizarre case of two men dressed as ninjas who allegedly robbed a medical marijuana deliveryman.

Lt. Alan Henley said two men with masks over their faces allegedly chased a medical marijuana vendor in the 800 block of South Sunset Avenue, causing him to drop a bag that contained an unknown amount of marijuana and money.  

The suspects were equipped with batons and took the bag, Henley said.

The victim, described only as in his 40s, told officers he was making a home delivery and was headed back to his car just before 10 p.m. Friday when the men in black jumped out of the bushes and confronted him.

Henley said the victim reported the crime to police but added that he wasn’t aware of any medical marijuana dispensaries in the area, such as the one the victim described.

“That area is a combination of mostly residential and some commercial,” he said. “I personally haven’t heard of any sort of dispensary that goes out and makes home deliveries.”  

Henley said it was unclear if detectives would investigate the deliveryman’s practices. Further descriptions of the robbers were not immediately available.  

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-- Matt Stevens
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