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Surveillance video shows suspects breaking into Las Vegas marijuana dispensary

(KSNV)

The four men arrested for the break-in of a Las Vegas marijuana dispensary Saturday may be connected a number of burglaries in the area over the past few months, police said.

The weekend crime ultimately led an LVMPD officer to open fire on the suspects. However, no one was hit.

Surveillance video shows a group of men roll up to Blackjack Collective – a medical marijuana dispensary – on July 29 around 4:20 a.m.

The video shows the suspects pry open the front door with a crow bar, grab marijuana products off the shelves, and unsuccessfully try to break through a wall to get to the area where the safe is.

Police said a private security firm was monitoring the burglary in progress and called the cops.

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The four suspects arrested were identified as Semaj Brown, Cory Ervin, Willik Mosbey, and Justin Raaymakers. Police believe they could be connected to a string of similar crimes in the Las Vegas area.

“Over the last few months, we’ve had some burglaries at some of our dispensaries and pharmacies across the valley. The M.O. is the same,” said LVMPD Assistant Sheriff Tom Roberts.

Police say this type of crime is on their radar, especially since dispensaries are all cash businesses and can be prime targets.

“We have a good working relationship with all of the dispensaries in the valley, matter of fact, I think that's why a lot of them beef up their security with livestream video and/or on site security,” said Roberts.

As for the officer who fired his shotgun, police say he did not offer up a reason as to why he felt the need to use lethal force.

The officer involved in this shooting has been identified as 37-year-old Lazar Siroyan. Officer Siroyan is assigned to the Tourist Safety Division, Downtown Area Command, and has been placed on routine paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a review of this incident.

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