Robbers drag employee to back room of dispensary

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SAN DIEGO – San Diego police Wednesday sought the public’s help with identifying two large men wanted in connection with a violent armed robbery at a medical marijuana dispensary in Mission Hills.

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The robbery at Progressive San Diego at 2110 Hancock Street occurred about 8:45 a.m. March 28, according to police, who said the thieves pointed pistols at a female employee and pushed her up against a wall while demanding she open the business’ safe.

“They wrestled the victim to the ground and eventually dragged her to a back room,” police said, adding that the thieves left only with the victim’s personal property.

One of the men was black, 22-30 years old, 5 feet 11 to 6 foot, and 275 pounds or more, police said. The other was described as a Pacific Islander, 22- 30 years old, 5 feet 9 to 5 feet 10 and 275 pounds or less.

At least one of the men wore a black nylon stocking over his head during the robbery.

Anyone with information about the suspects was asked to call the SDPD Robbery Unit at 619-531-2299 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tip line at 888-580-8477.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.