Olympia police seek suspects who rammed pot shop during robbery

Security footage shows a car plowing into the front of the business and several suspects then stealing products from the store.

OLYMPIA, Wash. – A car rammed into a pot shop in Olympia during an early Saturday morning burglary, and it was all captured on surveillance video.

At around 3:30 a.m., a vehicle crashed into the Green Lady cannabis store in West Olympia, Olympia police said. Some of the suspects immediately got out of the car and stole the products from the store.

Store manager Bailey Beckett received a call from the alarm company.

“I gathered my things and went in and it was overwhelming to the max. Beckett says there are police, glass and products everywhere.

Beckett was stunned to see the surveillance footage.

“It gives goosebumps on my skin. It just makes me feel dirty. People hack into my business that I work for. It’s like a home to me. It feels wrong,” Beckett said.

It wasn’t cash the thieves were after, says Beckett, “They lined it up right on this side of the wall. They are not looking for anything else but products. “

Olympia police said the suspects took off in a second vehicle. It was discovered by Thurston County congressmen traveling at high speed. The delegate lost track of the car.

Olympia executives said both vehicles involved were stolen.

This comes just 24 hours after a pot store in Tacoma carried out a similar robbery.

A car drove through the front door, then six suspects jumped out, also just looking for products. The suspects exchanged gunfire with a security guard before leaving.

Olympia police said they are contacting regional agencies for more information to see if Saturday’s theft is consistent with any other crimes.

The Green Lady is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest.

Beckett has a message for those in charge.

“Make wise decisions. You stole $300 worth of product and caused thousands of dollars in damage. It’s not worth it.”

No arrests have been made in either the Olympia or Tacoma cases since Saturday night.

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Edmund DeMarche

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