VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) – Video shows two people smashing their way through not one, but two Vancouver dispensaries early Saturday.

The pair slams through doors and display cases, costing the shops more than $10,000 in damages and a whole lot of product.

Surveillance video shows two intruders smashing through a glass door and moving fast inside dispensary New Vansterdam, located at 6515 E. Mill Plain Blvd.

The pair breaks through case after case – destroying at least six displays and grabbing as much product as they can get their hands on.

While they’re busy stuffing their backpacks, an employee is opening up shop in the back office.  

Another employee pulls in for his shift right as the two suspects come out and take off.

“They stole whole bunch of product,” said Tran Du, manager of New Vansterdam.  “Literally before this break-in, the same people broke in downtown.”

Police say the two were also spotted at Main Street Marijuana, located at 2314 Main St.

One suspect is seen using what looks like a gun to try and smash open a display case.

“They didn’t realize the cases were unlocked, but they still tried to pry them open,” said Adam Hamide with Main Street Marijuana. “It’s always scary any time there’s a gun involved, whether it’s a real gun or fake gun… We’re lucky that nobody was inside at the time. At the other store, there was somebody inside. Anytime there’s a weapon involved, things can go south really quickly.”

Police believe the thieves are a man and a woman.

Both dispensaries say they’re each offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

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(2) comments


Since when did a pot shop become just a "dispensary"? Come on, journalists. Don't be afraid to resist the attempt of the cannabis lobby to soften their labels and co-opt as theirs a generic term like dispensary. At least have the honesty to label it in the headline as to the type of dispensary it is. :)


Doper Suspects break into 2 dope shops in Vancouver, cause thousands in damage...

There I fixed it for you...

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