St. Louis dispensaries plagued by summer burglaries – Greenway

Since the beginning of the summer, St. Louis area medical marijuana dispensaries have been targeted time and time again in a wave of burglaries that have become increasingly concerning.

Reports show dozens of burglaries and attempts piling up throughout the summer.

While most of the facilities have not faced significant product losses, the attempts have become increasingly dynamic and dangerous.

Less than one week ago, burglars drove a vehicle through the front of the Cookies St. Louis location at 11088 New Halls Ferry Road in Florissant.

“The best thing you can do to prevent becoming a target is to harden your defenses and make your facility look like it’s not an easy target,” explained Corey Randall, Vice President, KC Protective Services and KC Cann Transport.

   

Randall emphasizes that operators and managers must do more than project the appearance of defense. “Now is the time to conduct a security audit to see where your weaknesses are and correct them.”

Reports and video from multiple security cameras indicate that the burglaries may be tied together. In many cases the suspects appear to be a group of young men in their late teens to early twenties,

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