Everett pot shop robbed twice; others targeted in recent months

Armed robbers have hit Buds Garage off Everett Avenue twice since December.

Security footage depicting an armed robbery at Buds Garage in Everett on Tuesday, Jan.18, 2022. (Contributed photo)

Security footage depicting an armed robbery at Buds Garage in Everett on Tuesday, Jan.18, 2022. (Contributed photo)

EVERETT — An Everett pot shop has been robbed at gunpoint twice in the past few weeks.

Police have not identified any suspects.

The stickups may be part of a string of recent recreational marijuana store robberies in Snohomish County, according to law enforcement.

Three masked men — all armed with pistols — walked into Buds Garage at 3015 Everett Ave. just before 10 p.m. Tuesday, Everett police spokesperson Kerby Duncan said.

“Get on the ground,” they ordered everybody in the store, according to police.

The men took cash and marijuana. They got in a car parked on Maple Drive and drove north, Duncan said.

Buds Garage was also robbed Dec. 15. No suspects have been identified in that robbery either, Duncan said. Police aren’t sure if the two robberies were linked.

On Friday, a notice on the business’ website notes the Everett location is “temporarily closed due to community safety concerns.”

A Lynnwood pot shop was also robbed at gunpoint this past week.

Around 11 p.m. Wednesday, four men believed to be in their 20s walked into Green Lady Marijuana at 142221 Lake Road in Lynnwood.

The robbers forced employees into the back office at gunpoint, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Courtney O’Keefe wrote in an email. They reportedly threatened to shoot the employees. The four men took cash and marijuana products before fleeing.

Nobody has been arrested in that robbery.

Back in August, armed robbers hit a different Everett dispensary, The Joint on 19th Avenue SE, and threatened violence.

O’Keefe said the sheriff’s office has noted an apparent uptick in cannabis store robberies the past six months in the region. She said the department has open investigations into two more robberies, separate from the Lynnwood case.

Tips can be directed to Everett police at 425-257-8450.

Or contact the sheriff’s office at 425-388-3845.

Or call 911.

Ellen Dennis: 425-339-3486; edennis@heraldnet.com; Twitter: @reporterellen.

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