August 22, 2018 11:00 am
Updated: August 23, 2018 11:49 am

Cannabis store held up in Tyendinaga Territory, say police

Police are investigating after a man allegedly robbed a Tyendinaga Territory medical cannabis shop with a weapon on Tuesday afternoon.


Police are investigating after a man allegedly robbed a Tyendinaga Territory cannabis shop with a knife on Tuesday afternoon.

Police say a man wearing a disguise entered Mohawk Medibles sometime between 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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Security footage from Mohawk Medibles shows a man wearing a black hoodie and what seems to be nylon over his face. He was also carrying a black briefcase.

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According to Tyendinaga police, the man stole an unknown amount of cash and merchandise, then fled in a minivan, going eastbound down Highway 2.

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The recent robbery has caught the attention of the owner of a neighbouring cannabis store who says he is constantly pouring funds into his store’s security to ensure robberies do not occur.

The list of security measures 420 Legacy has implemented includes; cameras in most corners of the interior and exterior of the building, electric gates and fences, padlocks on each door, concrete walls where the product is stored in vaults, and a security team who is on surveillance 24 hours each day.

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The owner of Mohawk Medibles says by watching the surveillance footage of the suspect, he is easily identifiable if he was standing in a lineup. The police investigation is still ongoing.

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