Teen charged as adult in smash-and-grab robbery of Florissant cannabis dispensary – KMOV4

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV) – A 17-year-old already facing numerous charges in St. Louis County was charged as an adult Friday in connection with a smash-and-grab type robbery at a Florissant cannabis dispensary.

St. Louis County prosecutors on Friday charged Donnell Heslip-Hill, of St. Louis, with second-degree burglary, stealing $25,000 or more and first-degree property damage in the Aug. 15, 2022 robbery of Cookies Dispensary. Court records show he currently is awaiting trial in St. Louis City Juvenile Detention on several other charges.

Those charges include the assault of two juvenile detention officers in July, where Heslip-Hill and two others are accused of throwing urine at the victims; shooting at a victim in February, who allegedly spotted him attempting to break in a vehicle; and theft at two businesses in January in the Central West End.

According to charging documents in the dispensary robbery, Heslip-Hill and other unnamed individuals rammed a Ford truck through the front window and wall of the dispensary. They then allegedly entered the business and stole more than $25,000 worth of cannabis products.

St. Louis County Police said in charging documents they were able to pull a fingerprint matching Heslip-Hill from a cannabis product later located in the truck.

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