Edmonton heist the first reported cannabis store robbery in AlbertaPosted by On






Police continue to search for two suspects after a west-end cannabis store, Cannamart, was hit by an armed robbery on Thursday, Dec. 12. Photo Tom Braid/Twitter.


Police continue to search for two suspects after a west-end cannabis store was hit by an armed robbery Thursday night, police said Friday.

The suspects entered Cannamart near 101 Avenue and 175 Street around 9 p.m. with a weapon and stole a variety of merchandise before fleeing the scene in a vehicle stolen outside the business.

Police responded soon after and canvassed the neighbourhood for the suspects.

No one was injured in the incident, including store staff and the driver of the vehicle stolen by the suspects, which was recovered by police shortly after.

In a statement, AGLC spokeswoman Heather Holmen said this is believed to be the first reported cannabis store robbery in the province.

“AGLC’s role following any criminal incident involving a licensee is to assist the police force of jurisdiction in their investigational efforts,” Holmen said. “AGLC will review the incident with the retailer and work with them to address any issues if they were identified in the review.”

The AGLC will also work with Edmonton police to help identify the “individuals responsible for acts of this nature.”

The Edmonton police robbery unit has now taken over the investigation.

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