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SANTA CRUZ – Two armed men robbed a medical marijuana dispensary just after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Employees inside the dispensary on the 3100 block of Paul Sweet Road reported that two armed men burst into the business wearing clown masks and sporting guns. They got away with an unknown amount of money from the safe.

No one inside the business, Creme de Canna, was reported injured, the Santa Cruz Sentinel reports.

Police are looking for two Latino males, ages 15 to 20, thin build. One had a single-action revolver, the other had a small Beretta, according to emergency dispatches.

The theft mirrors one on Dec. 15, also a Thursday, when two masked men robbed Herbal Cruz on 41st Avenue. Two men wearing carnival masks, one of whom was armed with a handgun, robbed the dispensary at 1001 41st Ave. about 8:05 p.m.

They fled in a silver car with black rims driven by a third man. No one was injured.

No one had been arrested in the December armed robbery.

Herbal Cruz also was burglarized in June, according to Sheriff’s Office records.

About 4:30 a.m. June 3, several men in masks smashed a glass door and stole more than $6,000 in cannabis and edible marijuana products, deputy April Skalland said at the time. Surveillance cameras recorded the break-in.

Deputies asked anyone with information on the robbery to call 911 or the Sheriff’s Office non-emergency line at 831-471-1121.

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