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Suspects at large in pot dispensary robbery

August 21, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Whittier police were searching for two suspects who posed as customers at a marijuana dispensary and then took the security guard's gun to commit a robbery.On Aug. 10 around 10:45 p.m., the two male suspects were admitted to the dispensary on Alburtis Avenue. According to police, they then struggled with the security guard and took his pistol.

The suspects were locked inside the dispensary by a metal security door and they fired shots into the door to try to open it. When this failed, they threatened the guard with harm unless he would open the door and let them out. The guard complied and one of the suspects fired several rounds into the floor and metal door as he was exiting.

No one was injured from the gunfire.

Authorities asked anyone with information regarding the robbery to call the Whittier Police Department at (562) 945-8250.