Police arrest three after burglary at Edmonds pot shop

Three suspects were arrested Saturday morning in conjunction with the burglary of a marijuana business near the 7200 block of 212th St. S.W., Edmonds police spokesman Commander Josh McClure said.

Officers arriving at the scene saw three suspect vehicles and multiple suspects burglarizing Cannazone. The suspects used one of the vehicles — all Kias that were reported stolen — to ram the business. They broke glass cases to access product and also attempted to steal the store’s ATM, but left it in the parking lot.

The vehicles fled the scene but officers did not pursue them in accordance with state law, McClure added. Two of the vehicles were later located and are being held in evidence.

Three suspects fled on foot near Maplewood Drive and Main Street. A K-9 unit located two of the three who were arrested, and they were treated for minor injuries, McClure said. The three males booked into jail include a 23-year-old from Federal Way, a 16-year-old from Auburn and a 20-year-old from Seattle.

“There was a large presence from multiple law enforcement jurisdictions,” McClure said. “Drones were also launched to assist with locating the suspects.”


  1. Armed robbery. Keep them off the streets and in prison where they belong. It doesn’t matter that they are young. They are old enough to know better. Enough is enough. And this is coming from a very progressive liberal. I’m sick of this.

  2. “The vehicles fled the scene but officers did not pursue them in accordance with state law” Laws should make our state safer but instead the suspects fled the scene, drove to a residential area in Edmonds, and tried to escape on foot. The sirens and alerts lasted a while and provided no sense of living in a safe neighborhood.
    Could you imagine if police were able to pursue the stolen cars when they were stolen (assuming they couldn’t)? The pot shop would have never been broken into and the neighborhood and the suspects wouldn’t have shown up on foot in a residential neighborhood possibly creating more safety issues in a community.
    This is what soft on crime policies create… more crime.

  3. Good points Jim.
    These unfortunate owners of the Kia models that have a vulnerability to theft should at least use steering locks.
    Might slow these punks down a little.
    If I owned one of these Kia’s I for sure would have a car cover at night! If they can’t tell it’s a Kia at first glance while they’re prowling around it might deter them.
    But then again ram proof barriers might also help prevent these crimes.
    And how about storing all product in a large safe at night? If there is nothing to steal they wouldn’t even try.

  4. Release their jail photos and criminal history to the public … we need to know who we’re dealing with and if anybody can provide additional information to prosecute and imprison these criminals.

  5. Not being able to pursue criminals is ABSOLUTE BS! The people that support these ridiculous laws would change their tune, if his criminals showed up on their doorstep and threaten their families

  6. We have to careful not to the feelings of these wittl’ sensitive perps (tongue in cheek)

    …just sayin’

    1. Non-pursuit, in my opinion a foolish rule, was not intended to pamper the criminals, but to eliminate high-speed chases in heavily populated areas. A 70 mph pursuit in your neighborhood could be very dangerous. Not perhaps danger from the police, but does some teenage yahoo swerving through the streets at high speed seem like a good idea? They generally get caught pretty soon by our excellent police force.

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