More than $100K stolen in Chicago cannabis dispensary burglary that cops now say was an inside job

More than $100K stolen in Chicago cannabis dispensary burglary that cops now say was an inside job

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The Milwaukee Avenue entrance of MOCA Modern Cannabis on the first day of recreational marijuana sales Jan. 1, 2020, in Logan Square.

The burglary of a cannabis dispensary shop earlier this week was an inside job, Chicago police said Friday.

“We do not suspect this was a random burglary,“ said head Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi in an emailed statement.

Additionally, Guglielmi said the shop reported more than $100,000 in cash was taken.

A MOCA Modern Cannabis spokeswoman said no one was available to comment on the recent developments about the burglary. A representative did not immediately respond to an email.

Just after 8 a.m. Monday, officers responded to a report of a burglary at the shop, 2847 W. Fullerton Ave., while the business was closed.

The break-in started at the side door, possibly with a person using a keycard, and the person then took off with cash from the shop, according to police.

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None of the merchandise inside was taken during the burglary.

Early Friday, the shop tweeted it’d be open for medical and recreational patients, and in another tweet said it has a new waiting room that was in “full effect,“ for its patrons.

The burglary comes as the dispensary has been dealing with supply shortages of cannabis.

The shop had planned to open Monday for only medical patients, but it later posted on its Facebook page that the shop would remain closed until further notice.

On Friday, the shop was scheduled to be open until 7 p.m.

No arrests have been made, said Officer Steve Rusanov, a police spokesman.

Area Central detectives are investigating.

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