Disturbing crime trend: Video shows another violent assault, robbery at Washington pot shop

FOX 13 News is following yet another assault and robbery at a marijuana business in Puget Sound.

The graphic video, obtained only by FOX 13 Spotlight Host David Rose, shows the attack from Sunday evening at Pot Zone in Parkland.

Police say two suspects carried out the armed robbery, striking the female worker in the video at least twice in the face with their gun. They then turned the weapon on the male in the footage, demanding that they open the safe.

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When the employees said they couldn’t gain that access, the robbers made them open the cash register instead, before fleeing with the take.

So far, police tell FOX 13 News they have no leads in the case.

This is at least the 6th marijuana business robbery in the last week, part of a disturbing new spike in crime targeting these cash heavy businesses. Since November, Washington marijuana businesses are getting robbed at a rate of one every 2.5 days.

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