A string of burglaries and armed robberies has cannabis shops across Portland fearful—and angry.
WW has spoken with owners or employees of 22 Portland-area dispensaries, each of which confirmed break-ins since late May. Many of the stores were hit multiple times. WW tallied 47 break-ins. That’s a rate of one break-in every other night.
Three stores, according to owners, fell prey to armed robberies, including one in which employees were zip-tied and held at gunpoint.