A Roxbury woman is accused of helping to orchestrate the robbery the cannabis dispensary where she worked.
Prosecutors say that Jessica Lugo, 27, secured a job at 4 Corners Cannabiz on Washington Street in Dorchester under the name “Neveah Monroe.” On Monday, they say, Lugo — under her alleged pseudonym — told authorities two men held her at gunpoint and robbed the place.
Lugo was arraigned Thursday in municipal court in Dorchester on a charge of armed robbery. Judge Thomas S. Kaplanes set a $5,000 cash bail in her case.
“This scheme unraveled pretty quickly amid solid investigative work and cooperation from store management,” Suffolk District Attorney Kevin Hayden said in a statement. “This was not a mere crime of opportunity. This armed robbery was planned and executed in a manner that had the potential to place other employees, customers and community members at risk.”
Prosecutors say that security footage captured two visibly armed men entering the shop and then leaving when Lugo is seen and heard gesturing to them as other people were in the store. At this time, according to the Suffolk DA’s office, Lugo did not call the police.
The two men returned about 35 minutes later, according