Early this morning, police were called to the scene of two break-ins and a suspicious fire at several North Seattle marijuana dispensaries, which continue to be popular targets for burglars.
The first call to police came at about 1:20 AM after witnesses reported smoke pouring out of a marijuana dispensary on 17th Ave NW and NW Market Street.
After firefighters put out a small fire inside the dispensary, police learned someone (or something) had tripped a motion alarm inside the business just a few minutes before the fire. Officers called Arson/Bomb Squad detectives in to investigate.
Forty minutes later, at about 2 AM, two men broke out the front window of a dispensary near 1st Ave NW and NW 85th St in Greenwood.
Witnesses told officers that after the suspects broke out the window, the two men—dressed head to toe in grey and black clothing—hid in some bushes near the business. The two men ran off just before officers arrived at the scene.
Then, just before 5 am, burglars pried open, kicked in, and used a blow torch on the doors of a marijuana dispensary on 140th and Aurora Avenue N.
It’s unclear whether anything was stolen from the businesses in the three cases.
If you have any information about these cases, or any other recent burglaries at marijuana dispensaries, contact North Precinct detectives at (206) 684-5735