One of five suspects arrested in the armed robbery of a Northeast Portland marijuana dispensary and ensuing high-speed chase jumped over the dispensary counter and pointed a gun at a worker, new court records allege.
A Collective Awakenings employee reported a person, identified by authorities as 20-year-old Daniel Mugisha, hopped the dispensary counter Friday and pointed a handgun at him, according to a probable cause affidavit filed Monday in Multnomah County Circuit Court.
Three other people — identified by authorities as Abdi Guhad, 18; Dan Gajhabuka, 19; and a 17-year-old juvenile — went behind the counter, pulled out black garbage bags and began taking marijuana products, according to the affidavit.
The employee reported the group asked him where the rest of the marijuana was, the court record says. He told them, but they weren’t able to find the marijuana.
A customer who left the store quietly took a photo of the group’s Volvo sedan, according to the affidavit. Portland police saw the car with five people inside shortly thereafter.
An officer pulled a U-turn, and the driver accelerated away, the affidavit says. Police chased the driver, who traveled onto Interstate 84 westbound and traveled at speeds estimated to be as fast as 100 miles per hour, according to police.
The driver exited the highway at Northeast 43rd Avenue, and the suspects jumped out of the vehicle and ran, police said.
Officers arrested two suspects, but three initially remained at large. Police established a perimeter in the Hollywood neighborhood and asked neighbors within it to stay where they were and lock their doors.
The remaining three suspects were eventually arrested.
The suspects’ car contained jars of marijuana and black garbage bags matching those used in the robbery, according to the affidavit.
The fifth suspect — Sammy Bulambo, 22 — was the