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3 Arrested In Armed Robbery Of West Hollywood Pot Shop

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LANCASTER (AP) — Three Los Angeles men police say burst into a West Hollywood medical marijuana dispensary and robbed its employees of cell phones, cash and pot have been arrested 70 miles away at a home in Lancaster.

Police say the three burst into the Farmacy-Medical Marijuana Dispensary on Saturday night and closed the front door.

After herding the dispensary’s six employees to the back of the business at gunpoint, they fled with several containers of marijuana, the victims’ cell phones and cash from the safe.

After sheriff’s deputies tracked the trio to a home in Lancaster, the victims identified them.

Sheriff’s officials said Sunday the three were arrested for investigation of kidnapping and robbery. They were jailed in lieu of $100,000 bail.

The victim’s cell phones, cash and the marijuana were recovered.

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