ORIGINAL MONDAY NIGHT REPORT: Thanks for the tips. Police confirm Canna West Seattle (WSB sponsor) was robbed tonight. Detectives at the scene confirmed the holdup but wouldn’t discuss details, so that’s all we know so far; store employees weren’t commenting either. We found police at the store after multiple tips about a notable SPD response there. This is less than a month after a holdup at West Seattle’s other cannabis store, Origins; more recently, we’ve heard dispatches been a series of robberies at other shops elsewhere in and outside the city.

ADDED 11:08 AM TUESDAY: A bit more info from police today – two robbers, armed, who got away with cash.

11 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Store robbed"

  • Mj February 7, 2022 (10:42 pm)

    It’s time for the Federal Government to let this legal Washington Business be like other businesses and be able to accept Credit cards.  Cash only only invites trouble.

    I hope the perp is caught and thrown in to jail where they belong.

    • Marcus February 8, 2022 (4:25 am)

      I agree that the changing national law will avoid cash build up in cannabis stores, but that will not stop armed robberies.  They will just move on to other targets.  It is crime in general that needs to be addressed.

    • flimflam February 8, 2022 (6:27 am)

      Exactly right. The overly obstinate and frankly spiteful resistance is putting worker in these perfectly legal businesses in harms way.

    • sgs February 8, 2022 (7:47 am)

      Agree.  Please write to the King County Council and express your opposition to the proposal to not book certain crimes ASAP.  Burglary is one of those crimes.  If it passes, this person walks.  

      • K February 8, 2022 (8:30 am)

        Robbery and burglary are different crimes. This is a robbery. The proposal you are referring to doesn’t include robbery.

  • West Seattle Neighbor February 8, 2022 (5:04 am)

    This is at least the 4th robbery fo CannaWestSeattle. I hope no one got hurt. Plants are easy to replace. 

  • David February 8, 2022 (7:00 am)

    I wonder if time lock safes would help this situation? If they never had more than $100 available on hand and deposited any excess to a one way slot on the safeā€¦

  • Wavy Dave February 8, 2022 (7:01 am)

    I’m afraid criminals will continue to use these shops as their personal ATMs. As it is, they may as well have a neon “Get cash HERE!” sign posted on them. There does seem to be meaningful movement now, even in the Republican party, to deal with cannabis commerce at the federal level; if not legalization, at least some provision that would allow digital transactions. The fact that this hasn’t happened yet is pretty ridiculous.

  • snowskier February 8, 2022 (12:44 pm)

    Totally agree with the need to change banking legislation and reduce the cash only transactions at these businesses.  They are sitting ducks with the cash they are forced to hold because of limitations on accepting credit transactions like every other business can.   Hopefully no one was physically hurt.

  • johnny February 9, 2022 (8:33 am)

    big Pharma loves this stuff no way they’re legalizing it federally imagine the tax :D local elites are invested in Pfizer not weed companies

  • shotinthefoot February 10, 2022 (8:34 am)

    3 stores in the Seattle area were robbed at gunpoint yesterday – local store West Seattle Marijuana Company in Top Hat among them. The others were in north Seattle and Renton. This is absolutely out of control. The gangs robbing these stores are organized, armed and are NOT taking product, only CASH. The Federal Government needs to step up and allow these legitimate, LEGAL businesses bank like all the other normal businesses. A small business is not an ATM for a gang. Get it together, Joe. Make it frickin happen. 

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