Three arrested after late-night robbery at marijuana store in southwest Michigan

Three arrested after late-night robbery at marijuana store in southwest Michigan

VAN BUREN COUNTY, MI – Charges are pending against three men accused of breaking into a dispensary overnight to steal marijuana, Van Buren County sheriff’s deputies said.

A fourth suspect allegedly involved in the robbery remains at large.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report at 3:30 a.m. of a break-in Sunday, June 2, at the TruLeaf dispensary, 265 Crandall Parkway in the town of Lawrence.

Police said the owner of the dispensary saw several people inside the building – via surveillance video – and called authorities. Upon arrival, police saw the suspects removing bags of marijuana and other products from the store and carrying them to a vehicle.

When spotted, police said the suspects fled inside the building. Three of the suspects left through another door and fled into the nearby woods. A man was arrested while trying to get into a getaway car, police said.

A second man was located inside the business and taken into custody. Police said they later located a third man walking on I-94 near County Road 681, where he disappeared into the woods. The man was found walking north on County Road 681 and was detained by officers.

The three men arrested are between 18 and 23 years old and are from the Battle Creek area. Police said a fourth suspect is still at large.

The vehicle used in the robbery was reported stolen in Battle Creek, police said.

The three arrested men were lodged in the Van Buren County Jail on charges of robbery, larceny of a building, possession of burglary tools, and resisting and obstructing police.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office at 269-657-3101 or Silent Observer at 269-343-2100.

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