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Dispensary owner's home targeted in burglary

Posted at 4:54 PM, Jan 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-03 20:22:02-05

COLLINSVILLE, Okla. — Burglars breaking into dispensaries became a rising trend in 2019, with several occurring over the last few months of the year in Tulsa alone. But now, that danger is moving its way into neighborhoods.

Brad Peixotto hosted a New Year's Eve party at his dispensary World of Weed in Collinsville. He did so to help raise money for new tasers for Collinsville police. But according to Owasso police, that gave crooks the opportunity to break in to his home seven miles away.

"None of the homes around me have been burglarized. It was specifically mine they were looking for," Peixotto said.

Owasso police say Peixotto was targeted in the burglary, and Peixotto believes it's for the same reason so many dispensaries were broken into in 2019.

He says dispensaries are targeted because banks can't allow owners to put away money they make at their shop.

"There's not a lot of options for money they make from the store. All of them have large amounts of cash, whether they're in warehouses, safes, or at their home," Peixotto said about dispensary owners.

Peixotto is asking anyone with information on who these people might be to come forward, offering a $2,000 reward for information that leads to their arrests. He says the suspects are two men and a woman, who drove off in a black Mazda 3.

If you have any information, you can contact the Owasso Police Department tip line at (918) 272-2677.

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