Armed Robbery Attempt Fails at East Vancouver Weed Store

When a weed store in East Vancouver was recently targeted in an armed robbery attempt, it ended up being a failed mission for the would-be thief.

The incident occurred on a Wednesday evening in late April when a man, wearing a black hoodie and a ski mask, entered the store and brandished a gun. He then proceeded to demand money and marijuana from the store’s employees. However, the employees, who had been trained on how to react in such situations, were quick to take action.

One employee bravely stepped forward and grabbed the gun away from the thief, while another employee hit the panic button to alert the police. The thief was then quickly apprehended by responding officers and taken into custody.

The store’s employees were praised by the police for their quick and effective response. Constable Jason Doucette, who was one of the responding officers, said, “The employees acted quickly and with great courage. Without their help, this could have been a much more serious situation.”

The store’s owner, who wished to remain anonymous, said, “We take the safety of our customers and employees very seriously. We have procedures in place to ensure everyone is safe in the event of an emergency, and our employees did an excellent job of following those procedures.”

The thief, who was identified as a 25-year-old male, was later charged with robbery and possession of a firearm. He is currently being held in custody and is awaiting trial.

This incident serves as a reminder to all businesses to take the necessary steps to protect their customers and employees. By having a well-trained staff and appropriate emergency protocols in place, businesses can minimize the risk of becoming the target of a robbery or other criminal activity.