The two suspects in Monday morning’s marijuana shop armed robbery snagged $1,000 in cash and $3,500 in related product, allegedly fled the store in a stolen red Mustang, and were apprehended south of Glenwood Springs at the intersection of Four Mile and Dry Park roads.
That’s the long and short of Carbondale police reports, an arrest affidavit and Sopris Sun interviews. As of Wednesday afternoon, three young men were in Garfield County Jail while a juvenile had been released to his parents. All four were arrested for armed robbery of the Sweet Leaf cannabis shop on Village Road, following a manhunt that involved four different law enforcement agencies and the area’s district attorney’s office.
The escapade started on Monday morning when two men walked into the Sweet Leaf cannabis shop and one of the men brandished a gun, according to police, and later walked out with cash and goods from the shop. The arrest affidavit said the men were wearing camouflaged masks and socks on their hands when they entered the shop.
Police were alerted to the incident at shortly after 10 a.m. on Monday, according to a statement from the Carbondale Police Department, and were told that the two male suspects had left in a red Ford Mustang.
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