Two suspects remain at large, after the armed robbery of of a medical marijuana collective garden in Oakville this morning. Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Shumate with the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Department tells KBKW this morning at approximately 9:13 am, the owner of Green Harbour Medical Marijuana Co-Op in Oakville reported being robbed by two men wearing ski masks. The owner advised that he had just opened for business when the two men came up behind him and stuck something in his back. The owner believed the object was possibly a gun however never did see a firearm. The suspects then ordered the owner to retrieve money and marijuana products from the safe. The suspects fled the business heading northbound on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash and marijuana products. The owner was not injured.
Numerous law enforcement agencies assisted the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Department with searching the area. Those agencies included Chehalis Tribal Police, Thurston County Sheriff’s Department, WSP, and Elma PD. A Thurston County K-9 unit was also called in to assist with a track of the suspects but was unable to develop a track. The Oakville School was also locked down as a precautionary measure.
At this point, a search of the area was completed however investigators were not able to locate the suspects. Investigators are still on scene attempting to develop additional suspect information. Given the nature of the business, we believe the suspects specifically targeted this business. As always, anyone with information on this crime is asked to call the Grays Harbor Communications Center at 360-533-8765 or the Sheriff’s Department at 360-249-3711.