Colorado dispensary changes security practices after burglaries – CBS Colardo

A dispensary in Commerce City has added more security after being targeted by suspected members of a Colorado crime ring. A total of 23 people are facing charges after investigators say stole around $780,000 in cash, merchandise and other property from dozens of dispensaries.

Denver District Attorney Beth McCann said late last week that teamwork led to the arrest of 23 people who are accused of robbing the marijuana businesses.

“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,” McCann said in a prepared statement.


Rita Tsalyuk, CEO and founder of Yuma Way, owns nine dispensaries in Colorado including Stadium Gardens in Commerce City, which was targeted in June. She says she has become familiar with criminals breaking into her buildings; at this point it has become the norm.

“If it has happened to you for the first time, you are so traumatized that you cannot function for a month or two, but when it happens to you for the 50th time, you’re like ‘Okay, a couple of days are going to go down the drain, but we will live,'”

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