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Burglars Stole $100K From Logan Square Weed Dispensary In What Police Say Could Be An Inside Job

"This was not a random incident," a Chicago Police spokesman said.

Modern Cannabis was burglarized Jan. 6 in Logan Square.
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LOGAN SQUARE — More details have emerged about the burglary of Logan Square weed dispensary MOCA Modern Cannabis: Police are now saying the burglars stole more than $100,000 and it appears to have been an inside job.

The burglars struck the dispensary, which launched recreational weed sales Jan. 1, early Monday, sometime in the overnight hours, according to Chicago Police top spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.

The burglars made off with more than $100,000 in cash, but no pot products, according to police and owner Danny Marks.

Guglielmi said it appears to have been an inside job.

“We do not believe this was a random street burglary. I can’t go into specifics, but what we can share is that this was not a random incident and we are looking very closely with the store management on this and reviewing every piece of evidence we have,” Guglielmi said Friday.

No one was in custody as of Friday evening, according to Guglielmi.

Marks didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment Friday evening.

On Monday, Marks said in a written statement, “Thankfully, no one was hurt. We take security extremely seriously and have never experienced an incident like this since we first opened in 2016.”

MOCA Modern Cannabis, like the other marijuana dispensaries that began recreational sales on New Year’s Day, has attracted droves of customers this week.

Illinois dispensaries are required to have video surveillance and private security under state law.