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Armed robbers target Vernon pot shop

RCMP are investigating an armed robbery at the Black Crow Herbal Dispensary.
RCMP are investigating an armed robbery at the Black Crow Herbal Dispensary. Google Maps

VERNON — Vernon police say three men allegedly robbed a Vernon pot dispensary, taking off with some cash and marijuana products.

RCMP say the men entered the Black Crow Herbal Dispensary at about 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, when the store was about to close.

“The men produced handguns and left with an undisclosed amount of money and a quantity of marijuana products, fleeing the scene in a vehicle,” says Cst. Jocelyn Noseworthy in a press release about the alleged crime.

Police say no one was injured.

Mounties arrested a man they believe is connected to the crime. He was located at a home in Chase on Thursday. The man is currently in police custody and his identity is not being released.

Vernon/North Okanagan RCMP and the North Okanagan Serious Crime Unit are investigating this robbery.

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Anyone with information is asked to call the Vernon/North Okanagan RCMP at (250) 545-7171, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).