Suspects crash into marijuana dispensary, attempt to enter locked area, give up and steal T-shirts

Posted at 8:50 AM, Sep 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-26 10:50:28-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — After crashing a car into a dispensary, multiple suspects allegedly attempted to get into a locked part of the store, gave up and stole T-shirts instead.

Around 1 a.m. Wednesday, officers with Colorado Springs Police Department’s Stetson Hills Division responded to a burglary in progress at the Native Roots marijuana dispensary at 3660 Austin Bluffs Parkway.

Several witnesses called authorities to report that multiple suspects were involved in the burglary.

The police investigation revealed that one of the suspects drove a stolen minivan through the glass front door entrance to the store, allowing the suspects to gain entrance.

Another suspect was spotted parked in a getaway car positioned at the front of the store. The suspects then fled the area, heading westbound.

Kim Casey, spokesperson from Native Roots, said no marijuana products or display products were stolen. Native Roots locks up all of its marijuana at the end of the shift, she said. The only items on display were those that may appear to be marijuana. The suspects attempted to get into the locked area, gave up and ended up stealing only T-shirts, she said.

A K-9 officer with the police department was driving toward the scene and approaching Rebecca Lane when he spotted a vehicle that matched a witness’s account of the suspect car.

The driver of the suspect vehicle drove around the officer but hit the officer’s car, causing minor damage as they drove away.

The investigation is ongoing.