Marijuana: Boulder's Dandelion Dispensary reopens after bizarre bear-mace robbery
The man sprayed the bear mace at the employees, causing them to run outside before anyone could push the panic button at the front desk. (One person had to be hospitalized as a result of the attack; others were treated at the scene.) Meanwhile, the man made off with what's estimated as $9,000 worth of marijuana.
That's a notable haul, especially in light of how little most attempted dispensary rip-off artists net from their efforts. Note that the folks behind one 2012 burglary wound up with a broken scale and $8 from the center's karma jar.
Here's one surveillance shot from the Dandelion shared by police....
...and here's another....
As you can see, only one person appears in the shots, contradicting early reports that two crooks were involved. He is said to have been loitering in front of the shop prior to his dastardly deed, not far from a black Pontiac Grand Prix (temporary tag number 382661H) that was idling at the curb during the robbery.
The suspect is described as a white male between six feet and six-two. Weight: approximately 200 pounds. He wore a dark-colored jacket with the North Face logo on the black shoulder and a hoodie underneath it, plus dark pants and hiking boots.
Despite these details, the cops have been unable to cuff anyone for the crime -- and the bear mace meant the Dandelion's owners couldn't reopen immediately. They finally got back to business this weekend, and customers are welcome -- so long as they're not out to blast either staffers or Gentle Ben.
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