CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Two men choke and punch clerk, rob medical pot store in Parkland

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PARKLAND, Wash. — Security cameras captured the attack — two men overpowered a clerk who was just working his first day at a medical marijuana shop in Parkland.

Before they could steal all the pot, the shop’s owner walked in the door and scared the men off. Still, they got away with $600 in cash.

Watch the security video as one robber puts a choke-hold on the clerk while the other robber starts punching him.

Owner Justin Tyree played the video of the two men in ski hats who attacked his employee at the Terra Healing Center in Parkland Thursday night.

The cameras capture the guys duct-taping the clerk by the hands and then pouring all the pot into garbage bags.

"So I opened the door, and there's the bigger guy standing there and I'm like, what the hell is going on here?" Tyree said.

The owner said he wanted to check on the clerk, who was working his first shift of his first day at the job, when he walked in on the robbery.

"It was all in the bags, right in this area. If they would've gotten away with all the product, I would have been out of business today."

When Tyree walked in, the two robbers ran off.

They also left behind the DVR system, which they had ripped out of the wall so they could take it with them. But on the DVR system was the security video that will now help Pierce County sheriff's deputies find them.

"They are cowards," Tyree said. "They don't want to got out and earn their own living and they want o take from other people's living, I think it's sickening."

The video clearly shows the faces of the two suspects. Sheriff's detectives are hoping someone recognizes them and will call with their identities.

As for the store clerk, he's reportedly doing all right.



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  • Wallus

    Legalizing it was supposed to eliminate crime. Just another part of the sham being played on these states that have voted for this.

    • Safer than You!

      Obviously you think alcohol is safer than marijuana. . .sad. So a brand new employee was working by himself? Great business model you got going there.

    • Bruce Stern

      “Crime will go away forever”

      Promised no one.

      So light your strawman on fire.

      Crime regarding marijuana will be reduced just as surely as it did when alcohol prohibition ended. That doesn’t mean some d-bag won’t rob a liquor store. Grow up sir.

  • Royce

    Looks like an inside job to me one punch and no defense effort plus cooperation to bound hands hmm idk about this “robbery”

    • Royce

      Id, green card and paperwork are required to be entered into computer to proceed into medical pot rooms before entry to back room why don’t you have a picture of there Id or know their names ?…. I’ll wait

  • Rob Edwards

    Fake ass black ass punk ass thieves…go get a f*g job…..oh wait…you’re too stupid…or is it disenfranchised…for that.
    I sincerely hope some good samaritan shoots them dead soon before they kill someone.

  • Frosted Flake

    The DVR should find a new home, out of sight. The money should go in a drop safe. There should have been about $100 in the till. This is the same stuff gas stations have been doing since forever.

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