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Marijuana Dispensary Robbery Suspect Riddles LAPD Car With Bullets (PHOTO)

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Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 8:01 AM

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A suspect who allegedly robbed a marijuana dispensary opened fire on police, riddling an LAPD cruiser with bullets in Northridge, police said. (See a photo of the cruiser on the next page).

Police last night said two suspects had been arrested and another was detained in connection with the robbery, pursuit and shootout:

It started with the robbery in the 7300 block of Reseda Boulevard sometime before 5 p.m. yesterday, police told City News Service.
View Larger Map An LAPD helicopter located suspects nearby, and the pursuit took cops and alleged robbers only a few blocks, to Strathern Street and Tampa Avenue, where a shootout took place, according to police.
View Larger Map An officer was injured when glass in the patrol car was shot out, police said. Cops quickly found one suspect and detained a person of interest; a perimeter and hunt using police dogs led to the capture of another suspect at 7:30 p.m., according to the LAPD. A gun was found at or near the scene of the shooting, police said. It's not clear if weed or cash was recovered. With reporting from City News Service. Send feedback and tips to the author. Follow Dennis Romero on Twitter at @dennisjromero. Follow LA Weekly News on Twitter at @laweeklynews.

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