Police: Men, women drew guns during pot shop robbery

Anyone with information about the incident should call 503.823.0405

Police are working to identify at least 4 suspects accused of robbing a marijuana dispensary at gunpoint, September 18, 2016. (Surveillance photo)
Police are working to identify at least 4 suspects accused of robbing a marijuana dispensary at gunpoint, September 18, 2016. (Surveillance photo)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Investigators are working to identify multiple armed suspects accused of robbing a Northeast Portland pot shop Sunday night, police said.

The robbery happened at Green Buds Dispensary on the 10900 block of NE Sandy Boulevard around 8:40 p.m., according to Portland Police Bureau.

Four people allegedly drew their guns on pot shop employees and told them to get on the ground. They reportedly stayed inside the dispensary for 15 minutes.

Police are working to identify this woman accused of robbing Green Buds Dispensary Sunday, September 18, 2016. (Surveillance Photo)
Police are working to identify this woman accused of robbing Green Buds Dispensary Sunday, September 18, 2016. (Surveillance Photo)

Surveillance video from the shop shows a woman clearing out a cash drawer and a cabinet stocked with marijuana. She continued to take items after the other robbers left the store, video shows. The woman also pointed her gun at an employee who locked herself in an upstairs bathroom until police arrived.

When officers arrived on the scene they took 1 suspect into custody, however, he was subsequently released once it was determined he was not involved.

Officers on the scene also reportedly saw at least 2 people running toward nearby train tracks. Police believe both men and women were involved in the crime.

No shots were fired during the robbery, police said.

Police blocked NE 109th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard for an investigation and officers were stationed in people’s yards as a search for the suspects continued.

Anyone with information about the incident should call 503.823.0405.

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