Police are searching for three men who robbed the Care Alternative Group medical marijuana dispensary on Thanksgiving.
The suspects entered the North Park business in the afternoon, then one of them got a drink of water while some unsuspecting customers stood around waiting. The scene turned chaotic when the men jumped up on the counter, pepper-sprayed the receptionist, then headed into the back room while the customers fled.
The first suspect burst through the door, jumped over the counter and began to beat an employee. The robber's accomplice rushed in, also unleashing pepper spray. while the other man stole the marijuana.
The injured employee began to fight back, but the the criminals took off.
The dispensary owners said the criminals got away with about $1,000 worth of pot. They said they recognized at least one of the men, who was a former customer. Investigators say the men made their get-away ina a gray Ford Focus, where a driver was waiting.