Thieves created fake pot dispensary, robbed marijuana courier
Fullerton police are looking for three men who allegedly set up a fake medical marijuana dispensary in an office building, placed a large order of marijuana from a courier and then robbed him.
“They set up a ruse,” said Sgt. Andrew Goodrich. “Kind of like calling for Domino's and then robbing the pizza driver.”
The men taped a green cross -- an identifying symbol adopted by many medical marijuana dispensaries -- on the front door of a building in an industrial part of town, Goodrich said. When the deliveryman arrived carrying several pounds of medical marijuana, the three men attacked and pistol-whipped him.
The three eventually got away with about nine pounds of marijuana worth around $20,000 -- about half of what the deliveryman had with him.
-- Paloma Esquivel
Photo: Marijuana plants for sale at a California medical marijuana dispensary. Credit: Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times