Sacto 9-1-1
April 17, 2009
Police arrest suspect in pot dispensary robberies, seek two others

From Stan Oklobdzija:

Sacramento Police have arrested a man in connection with a string of marijuana dispensary robberies, but are still looking for two of his alleged accomplices, police said Friday.

Ronald Royal, 36, was arrested Thursday and is accused by police of aiding two armed robbers gain access to at least three marijuana dispensaries robbed in Sacramento since February, police said. Police think that Royal went into the dispensaries first, posed as a customer and then opening the normally-locked doors for the robbers to enter, police said.

Police are still looking for two men wanted in connection with the three robberies. The first is described as a black man who stands about 6 feet tall. He has a large build, and was last seen wearing a black beanie cap, a black hooded sweatshirt with a white T-shirt underneath and dark jeans. The man has a thin mustache and was armed with black revolver, police said.

The second is described as black man standing about 5 feet 10 inches tall. He has a thin build and was last seen wearing a black beanie cap, a light-colored short sleeved button-up shirt with designs on it and dark jeans with white designs on the rear pockets.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sacramento Police Department at (916) 443-HELP or text in a tip by texting to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter SACTIP followed by the tip information.

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