Redding Police Investigate 2nd Armed Robbery at Marijuana Collective

On Friday, August 12, 2011, at 7:34 p.m., just over a month after a previous armed robbery, the Redding Police Department received a report of an armed robbery at Northern Patients Group, a marijuana collective on Rhyolite Drive.

Redding Police officers arrived at 7:39 p.m. They found the suspects had already fled the business. Redding officers, CHP officers, and Shasta County Sheriff’s deputies set up a perimeter while a Redding K-9 team and a CHP helicopter searched for the suspects. The suspects were not located.

Officers learned that an employee, Justin Baker, 21 years of Redding, was inside the business when the suspects entered through the front door. The suspects forced open an interior door and confronted Baker. Both suspects were armed with handguns. One of the suspects struck Baker in the face with a handgun, causing a laceration. The suspects stole marijuana and a laptop computer, putting the items into large, black duffel bags with gray straps. The suspects then fled the business.

Suspect 1 description:
Male, 6’-4”, 180 lbs., wearing dark gloves, a long sleeve black sweatshirt, white shirt underneath, black pants, and white shoes. He was wearing a bandana over his hair and something similar to a white pillowcase over his face, with eye holes cut out. He was armed with a long barrel, large caliber revolver. This suspect struck the victim.

Suspect 2 description:
Male, 5’-10”, 160 lbs., wearing dark gloves, a long sleeve gray sweatshirt, black pants, and black shoes. He was wearing a hat and a black mask of some kind. He was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun.

Age and race of the suspects are unknown. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Redding Police Department Investigations Division at 225-4214.

-from press release

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