23 accused of organized crime in thefts of over 40 marijuana dispensaries around Denver – FOX 31 Denver

DENVER (KDVR) — Nearly two dozen people face accusations of organized crime in the burglaries of more than 40 marijuana dispensaries around Denver, resulting in the theft of approximately $780,000 in cash and property. 

Following multi-agency investigations conducted by city, state and nationwide agencies, 23 people accused of being part of two separate organized crime groups will be charged with stealing or carjacking vehicles and using them to burglarize marijuana dispensaries, federal firearms licensees and other businesses in the Denver metro area between September 2022 and November 2023, according to Denver District Attorney Beth McCann.

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The defendants will face other charges including aggravated robbery, carjacking, kidnapping, illegal possession of firearms (including a firearm linked to an open murder investigation) and violations of the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act, the DA’s office announced on Friday.

“These arrests send an unmistakable message that law enforcement agencies throughout the Denver metro area are committed to working together to disrupt and disband dangerous criminal organizations. The streets of Denver are safer today because of these two investigations and I am grateful to the many law enforcement officers

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