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Calgary police investigate armed robberies at cannabis shops

Calgary police are investigating several armed robberies at weed shops across the city this month.

Investigators say on Wednesday, Nov. 15 around midnight, officers were called to the 420 Cannabis store on 33 Avenue SW for reports of an armed robbery.

The suspects left the scene before police got there.

A week later, on Nov. 22, around midnight, police were called for an armed robbery at Dank Cannabis Weed Dispensary Parkdale, on 3 Avenue NW.

Once again, the suspects left the store before police arrived, and were believed to be driving a stolen vehicle.

Later that day, officers were called to another armed robbery at 420 Cannabis on 26 Avenue SW.

Police say in this incident, three people went into the store with a gun and a knife.

Investigators believe the same people are responsible for each of these robberies.

In each case, the suspects left with an unknown amount of cash and cannabis product from the store.

Police are working with staff at each business to get evidence to review.

No suspects are in custody so far.

Calgary police are encouraging business owners to be review safety and security protocols, to be vigilant of suspicious people or activity around their stores.

They also say to call police if they notice anything unusual.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call police at 403-266-1234 or anonymously through CrimeStoppers.

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