Roving group of robbers target Oakland dispensary
KTVU’s Henry Lee reports.
OAKLAND, Calif. – Surveillance video captured intruders looting an East Oakland dispensary early Sunday morning.
The incident happened around 6 a.m. at Blunts and Moore cannabis dispensary at 66th Avenue and Coliseum Way in East Oakland.
“They kind of like pried up what they could, lifted up as far as they could get and then tthey broke it in,” said Tucky Blunt, the shop’s owner.
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Blunt says the invaders had the run of the place for several minutes. They didn’t seem to care that about the cameras.
At least one invader apparently got hurt during the break-in.
“I had blood in that case over there. I cleaned up them cases. There was blood over there, fingerprints,” he said.
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Blunt is an Oakland native and ex-felon who’s running a business in the same neighborhood where he was once arrested.
“I was safer selling weed on the streets in Oakland than I am selling legally,” he said. “That’s a problem. It’s crazy to even say but that’s the reality that I’m living in right now.”
He says he wishes he could reach out to the burglars to steer them away from crime.
“There’s so much other stuff you guys can do. I can you teach you all how to be in this business legally.