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Medical Marijuana Dispensary Robbery Leads to Shooting in Northridge

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On the heels of the long-awaited passage of an ordinance for medical marijuana dispensaries, the LAPD this afternoon released a press release seeking the public's help in a shooting and robbery at a facility in Northridge.

"On Jan. 8, 2010, at about 2:10 p.m., LAPD Devonshire Division officers were dispatched to the 8900 block of Reseda Boulevard where a 33-year-old medical marijuana clinic employee was robbed of his wallet and shot," said police. "Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics also responded to the incident and transported the victim to a local hospital where his condition was listed as stable." The suspect, who was last seen driving a dark-green, late-1990s, four-door Chevrolet Lumina, has not been identified.

Despite the mantra that crime has increased around pot shops, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck recently said there are no facts supporting such a claim.