The armed robbery of a Garden Grove medical marijuana dispensary has led to the arrests of two La Mirada men, and the confiscation of firearms, drugs and police badges.
According to Lt. Jeff Nightengale of the Garden Grove Police Department, the robbery took place on June 7 at 4:40 p.m. at the Garden Grove Patient’s Group, located at 13902 Harbor Blvd. (near Westminster Avenue).
The suspect did not take money or marijuana, but instead robbed the armed security guard inside the business. Taken was the guard’s duty belt with a loaded 9mm Ruger handgun, three loaded magazines, handcuffs, pepper spray and a collapsible baton.
The GGPD’s Gang Suppression Unit developed leads that led them to a suspect, Anthony Kim, 34, of La Mirada. Armed with a search warrant, officers went to the suspect’s home and arrested him on Saturday.
According to Lt. Nightengale, all of the items taken from guard were recovered, as well as a .357 revolver, an assault rifle with high capacity magazines, methamphetamine and packaging supplies.
Also located, said police, were several police badges and police duty belts. Investigators believe these items may have been used in unreported robberies of other medical marijuana dispensaries.
Anthony Kim was arrested for armed robbery. His brother, Paul Kim, 30, was arrested on narcotics and firearms charges.
Anyone with information about these items is asked to call the GGPD at (714) 741-5704.