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4 charged in connection to 2 armed robberies of same Denver pot dispensary

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Posted at 2:39 PM, Oct 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-25 16:39:14-04

DENVER – Four men have been charged in connection to two robberies of the same Denver marijuana dispensary that happened this summer.

The robberies happened at the Green Dragon dispensary on East Colfax near Fairfax Street on July 28 and Aug. 14.

According to Denver District Attorney Beth McCann, Tayone Givens, 21, and Thomas Wilson, 22, robbed the employees of the dispensary at gunpoint, making off with pot products and cash. They face two counts of second-degree kidnapping, two counts of aggravated robbery, and two sentence enhancers for committing crimes of violence, according to McCann.

But the two face additional first-degree kidnapping and aggravated robbery of a controlled substance charges for the second robbery at the same store, which happened Aug. 14.

According to McCann, Givens and Wilson, along with two other men, again robbed the dispensary’s employees and took more cash, marijuana products and one of the employees’ backpacks.

But there was a GPS tracker in the money that was taken, which allowed Denver police to find the suspects quickly.

The two other men accused in the second robbery—Myles Stephens, 28, and Marrell Jones, 25—also face first-degree kidnapping and aggravated robbery of a controlled substance charges.

All four are set for court appearances over the next six weeks on the charges.