Weed Dispensary Robbery In Portland

Craft Cannabis is offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest and conviction of a person that robbed them at closing time.

They were just doing their normal closing duties when what they thought was a customer walked through the door,” Craft Cannabis General manager Chris Olen said. “He came in and abruptly walked up to them with a sawed-off shotgun and pointed it directly in their face.” The suspect was described as a middle-aged, slender, white man with white hair. Olen said that he ordered the employees on the ground and locked the door before demanding m money and quickly fleeing.

Olen said the man entered the dispensary around 10:45 pm while two of his employees were closing. Olen said the experience was extremely upsetting for the employees involved.

“They both were pretty shaken up,” said Olen. “It’s a traumatizing event any time you have a gun pointed in your face. It’s really uncomfortable and it’s really scary. You never know what’s going to happen next.”

“The employees were unharmed and that’s our main concern,” he stated.

“The fact that we don’t have banking privileges like any other business really makes us an easier target for criminals, knowing that we handle more cash,” Olen said. “For the safety of everybody in this industry we really would like to see some changes to protect us.”