Suspects in a robbery of the Green Harbour Medical Marijuana Co-Op in Oakville remained on the loose Tuesday evening after a search by law enforcement. For a short time, the Oakville School was locked down during the search as a precautionary measure.
At 9:13 a.m. Tuesday, a robbery was reported by the owner of the co-op. According to a press release issued by the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office, the owner said two masked individuals came up behind him as he was opening the business. One of them allegedly stuck an object in his back. The suspects told him to retrieve money and marijuana products from the safe. While the owner never saw a gun, he believed the item being shoved into his back was a firearm.
After receiving an undisclosed amount of money and marijuana products, the two indivdiuals fled north on foot.
A number of law enforcement agencies including the Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Department, Chehalis Tribal Police, Thurston County Sheriff’s Department, Washington State Patrol and Elma Police Department as well as the Thurston County K-9 unit conducted an extensive search of the area, but were unable to locate the suspects.
Law enforcement believe the business was targeted by the subjects and are still on scene as of Tuesday afternoon attempting to gain more information about the possible suspects.
Children were present at Oakville School Tuesday and they were locked down for about 90 minutes.
Anyone with information on the crime is asked to contact the Grays Harbor Communications Center at (360) 533-8765 or the Sheriff’s Department at (360) 249-3711.