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On Thursday, September 15, 2011, at approximately 6:45 p.m., officers and investigators of the Redding Police Department responded to the “Trusted Friends” marijuana collective located at 1943 Pine Street for an armed robbery.
Employees at the business reported that two male subjects entered the business and that one of the suspects was armed with a handgun. The suspects demanded cash and marijuana from the employees before fleeing from the business. A check of the area was unsuccessful in locating the suspects.
One of the suspects is described as a light skinned black male with his face concealed and carrying an unknown handgun, which was pointed at the employees. He is approximately 6 feet tall and 170 pounds, wearing a dark jacket and green plaid pajama style pants.
The second suspect is described as being a black male, also with his face concealed, approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall and 150 pounds. He was wearing a dark jacket and baggy blue pants. Both suspects fled in an unknown direction.
Several witnesses were contacted and interviewed by officers and investigators during this investigation. The possibility that this robbery could be connected to other robberies of marijuana collectives is being investigated at this time, however, is yet to be determined.
One suspect has been identified as Joshua Don Wright, 19 years, of Redding. He is a black male adult, 5 foot 6 inches tall and approximately 150 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. Joshua Wright is wanted in connection with this robbery and should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information as to his location is asked to contact the Redding Police Department immediately.
A picture of Joshua Wright can be seen on the City of Redding Police Department’s web page at: www.reddingpolice.org/MostWanted/MostWanted.html
On Sunday, September 18, 2011 at approximately 5:00 pm, Joshua Don Wright, 19 years, of Redding, turned himself in at the Redding Police Department, after seeing himself on the news. He was wanted for questioning regarding the robbery at the “Trusted Friends” marijuana collective on Thursday, September 15, 2011.
Joshua Don Wright was also identified as being the person who shot into an apartment building that occurred on Wednesday, September 7, 2011. When the shooting occurred, two people were narrowly missed by rounds fired at them.
Joshua Wright was interviewed regarding these incidents and was booked into the Shasta County Jail for 211 PC (Robbery), 246 PC (Shooting into an inhabited dwelling), and 245(a)(2) PC (Assault with a deadly weapon).
The investigation is ongoing into the recent robberies that have occurred in the City of Redding. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Redding Police Department or Shasta County Secret Witness at 530-243-2319.
-from press release
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