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Police looking for suspects who used dumpster as battering ram to try to break into dispensary

They drove off in a stolen dark blue 2000-2001 Jeep Liberty, Mountain View police said.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Colo — Police are asking for help finding three suspects who they say attempted to break into a cannabis dispensary, the Mountain View Police Department (MVPD) said in a press release.

It happened on Nov. 16 in the 5400 block of West 44th Avenue, police said. 

The suspects were seen on surveillance video using a trash dumpster pushed by a Jeep as a battering ram, MVPD said. They were able to push through a security metal door to get into an unoccupied cannabis building, police said. 

They then also tried but failed to get into the main dispensary across the alley, according to MVPD.

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One of the suspects stood outside holding what police said appeared on video to be an AK-47. Video showed another suspect holding a black handgun.

Police said the suspects attempted the same crime in other locations in Denver. 

Police are still looking for these suspects and gave this information about their vehicle:

  • Blue 2000-2001 Jeep Liberty
  • Hail dents and failing paint on the roof 
  • Heavily damaged on left Rea quarter, possible blue paint in this are 
  • License number DBF646

The suspects should be considered armed and dangerous, according to MVPD.

Anyone with information is asked to call Sergeant T.C. Hough with MVPD at 303-425-1748.

Tipsters can also contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or metrodenvercrimestoppers.com. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

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