Cannabis store burglaries on the rise in Denver

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The
number
of
break-ins
at
Denver
marijuana
stores
hit
a
three-year
high
in
2019.

Five
robberies
and

122
burglaries
were
reported

to
the
Denver
Police
Department
last
year.

In
2018,
marijuana
businesses
reported
one
robbery
and
120
burglaries,
according
to
the
Denver
Post.

Last
September,
Denver
police
warned
of
an

increase
in
burglaries

of
marijuana
operations
and
urged
owners
to
beef
up
security
measures.

Criminals
primarily
targeted
retail
stores
and
cannabis
grows,
a
police
official
told
the
newspaper.

Such
increases
in
theft
point
to
the
need
for
marijuana
businesses
nationwide
to
seriously
take
a
look
at
any

security
measures

they
have
in
place.

Thefts
in
states
such
as
Colorado
with
lower
marijuana
prices
might
contribute
to
the
illicit
market
elsewhere
in
the
U.S.

Denver
Police
Commander
James
Henning
told
the
Post
that
cannabis
sells
for
$3,000-$3,500
a
pound
on
the
East
Coast
and
only
about
$1,200
a
pound
in
Colorado.

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