Can’t Dig It: Suspects Tunnel Into Marijuana Dispensary


Photo: Orange County Sheriff’s Department
Andrew VanMourick, 21, of Dana Point, California, was taken into custody along with three other suspected pot thieves.

​Three men tunneled into a California medical marijuana dispensary, according to police — the second burglary at the same location in two weeks.

A recently installed alarm system inside the dispensary alerted deputies to the break-in, said Jim Amormino, Sheriff’s Department spokesman, reports Salvador Hernandez of The Orange County Register.
The three men tunneled their way into the dispensary from an adjoining business, according to police. They began stacking cannabis plants near the back door of the dispensary when the alarm sounded, sending deputies to the location, Amormino said.
The deputies arrived to see three men running from the dispensary.

Orange County Sheriff’s Department
Old enough to know better: Sean Krizman, 27

​Law enforcement officers then used the department’s helicopter to help find the suspects, who were nabbed a short time later, Amormino said.
A fourth suspect, believed to have been the getaway driver, was also taken into custody.
Employees at the marijuana dispensary told officers the shop had been burglarized two weeks earlier, but the incident had not been reported to deputies. During the previous burglary, two safes containing cannabis were taken, according to employees.
After that break-in, the dispensary installed an alarm system.
Investigators identified the three men as Sean Krizman, 27; Andrew VanMourick, 21; and Brady Royer, 22, all of Dana Point, California.
Officers identified the suspected driver as Todd Crawley, 22, or San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
All four were booked in the Orange County Jail on suspicion of burglary.
Crawley, Krizman and VanMourick posted bail and were released, according to sheriff’s department records. Royer was still in custody with $20,000 bail.