LITTLEROCK – A clerk was shot in the stomach Thursday afternoon during an armed robbery at a medical marijuana dispensary in Littlerock, authorities said.
A second victim was pistol whipped in the head and a third victim was ordered to the floor, where he was kicked and punched, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
The robbery happened around 4:05 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, in the 7300 block of Pearblossom Highway.
Three to five men – two of them armed with semiautomatic handguns — stole cash, cellphones, marijuana and a computer hard-drive, sheriff’s officials said.
The suspects were wearing “black hoodie-type jackets and masks covering their faces,” according to the sheriff’s news release.
“The dispensary employee was shot in the stomach by one of the suspects as they fled the dispensary out of the back door,” the news release states. “The suspects entered a white car and fled in an unknown direction.”
All three victims were transported to local hospitals for treatment, and they are listed in stable condition, sheriff’s officials said.
The incident is under investigation by the Palmdale Station Detective Bureau and Operation Safe Streets personnel.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station at 661-272-2400.