Breckenridge police search for suspect in attempted marijuana dispensary burglary
June 6, 2014
The Breckenridge Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying a suspect who attempted to burglarize a local medicinal marijuana dispensary.
Breckenridge police officers responded at about 1 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, to a report of a burglary at Soul Shine Medical Consulting in the 1800 block of Airport Road.
According to a police department news release, the suspect broke the front window with a rock, then crawled into the store. The dispensary alarm sounded and the suspect is thought to have immediately exited the building through the rear window. Breckenridge police responded to clear the building and determined no merchandise was stolen, the release stated.
The suspect likely has injuries on his hands from the broken glass, as officers were able to collect DNA evidence from the scene. Officers also retrieved video evidence from the security system and believe the suspect to be a male, 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-10 inches tall, with a thin build.
Police do not yet know the suspect's race, as the surveillance video came from an infrared camera, Breckenridge police Sgt. Matthew Collver said. Officers are investigating whether surveillance cameras in the vicinity of Soul Shine might have captured additional video that could lend a better description of the suspect.
A green Toyota 4Runner also was stolen earlier in the night in Breckenridge and may be connected to the attempted dispensary burglary. The vehicle has since been recovered, the release stated.
By state law, all Breckenridge marijuana dispensaries have extensive surveillance and alarm systems. In addition, all marijuana products are secured after business hours, the release stated.
Residents with information about the case are asked to call the Breckenridge Police Department at (970) 453-2941.
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