Two men were shot and killed in an apparent medical marijuana dispensary robbery in Bakersfield, California yesterday while the two alleged robbers remain at large.
Unidentified suspected dispensary robber.
Police say that 23-year-old Devin Scott Daniels and 55-year-old Tony Conrad Sherman. Though police didn't identify whether the two who were killed worked at the center, other news sources have identified them as security guards who worked for the dispensary.
Police say that they have identified one of the robbery suspects as 32-year-old Aaron Patrick Burris. The woman he was with remains unidentified. There is currently a $2 million warrant out for Burris. The woman he was with is described as being in her 20s and about 5 feet, two inches tall. The two escaped in a dark-colored SUV.
Suspected robber Aaron Burris.
According to ABC 23 Bakersfield, police went door-to-door early Thursday morning looking for Burris but came up with nothing. Any information on this case should call the Bakersfield Police Department at 661-327-7111
Bakersfield recently enacted a ban on dispensaries that goes into effect August 1.
Unfortunately, this type of crime isn't likely to go away so long as dispensaries are forced out of their bank accounts from banks scared of federal intervention. These shops become cash-heavy, often stocking large amounts of money in safes and paying employees in cash - all issues that can be avoided with simple business bank accounts.
Below, check out video and photos of the scene from Henry A. Barrios: