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Pair charged with armed robbery of Abbotsford pot dispensary

Two 18-year-olds held up business on Jan. 22, but were arrested shortly after

Two men have been charged in relation to the gunpoint robbery of a marijuana dispensary on Jan. 22 in Abbotsford.

Benjamin Tatum and Craig Richard Jones, both 18, have each been charged with robbery using a firearm, using an imitation firearm, disguising their faces with the intent of committing an offence, and possessing a weapon obtained through an offence.

Police previously said that two suspects whose faces were concealed entered the dispensary at about 8 p.m. on Jan. 22, pulled out guns, demanded weed and ran away.

Police did not reveal the exact location of the business.

Officers were quickly able to locate and arrest the two men without further incident.

Police then executed a search warrant on at least one house related to the men, and said they located two firearms and stolen property.

– with files from Patrick Penner

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