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By Miriam Raftery
Authorities probe series of medical pot thefts, assaults on drivers
May 28, 2012 (Rolando) – The latest in a series of attacks on medical marijuana delivery persons occurred May 25 at Livingston and 69th Street in the Rolando area, where a 23-year-old woman driver was shot in the face with a pellet gun and tried to drag her out of the vehicle.  She ran away and the assailants, two Hispanic men, then carjacked her 1998 white Chevy Malibu (CA license 6JAR 664). 

The suspects were described as 25-30. One wore a black hoodie and shorts and was about 6 feet tall, weighing 250 pounds. The other wore a brown hoodie and blue shorts, white keen high socks and slippers. 
It us unknown how much marijuana was in the vehicle, San Diego Police officer David Stafford indicated.
On May 23, a medical marijuana delivery person in Lemon Grove was robbed at gunpoint at 4520 Lyons Drive. Two suspects fled in a vehicle, Incident Page Network reported. 
Yet another armed robbery of a medical marijuana delivery person occurred May 25 in the 3000 block of Nereis Drive in Spring Valley.  ECM news partner 10 News reports that Sheriffs surrounded a home after a witness reported seeing an armed man run inside. Deputies  handcuffed members of the Houston family despite protests from a woman who told there dinner was on the stove. A fire broke out, damaging the home. Deputies pulled remaining family members out of the home, including a 7-year-old girl trapped upstairs. 
On May 17, the Union-Tribune reported two previous medical marijuana delivery robberies in Spring Valley. One occurred on Nereis Drive, where a female driver made a delivery to a home and was robbed by a man at the door, who followed her back to the vehicle and demanded money from a man in the vehicle. That incident occurred May 16 around 9 p.m.
Yet another delivery woman was shot at 2:20 a.m. the next morning with a pellet gun the men grabbed a bag she was carrying not realizing that it contained strawberries, not marijuana. Her attackers were described as Latino men, 18-23 years old, both with hooded sweatshirts.

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