Berkshire County's first recreational marijuana dispensary was the site of a robbery Friday afternoon.

According to The Berkshire Edge, a customer of Theory Wellness in Great Barrington was walking through the parking lot after having made a purchase when two males approached him. One pushed him and ripped the product from his hands and fled in a car. The victim is disabled and was using crutches. The victim’s wife was able to provide police with a license plate number.

Great Barrington Police Chief Bill Walsh said in a statement that Officers Samuel Stolzar and Tim Ullrich responded and are the lead investigators in the case. After a collaborative investigation involving the New York State Police in Claverack, Stolzar obtained an arrest warrant Friday night, and shortly there afternoon New York State Police took Shane Adams, 21, of Pine City, New York, into custody.

Adams is being charged with unarmed robbery and assault and battery on a disabled person. He was held all weekend in jail and was due in court this morning. He faces extradition proceedings to be sent back to Massachusetts.

Despite the first arrest, the second suspect in the robbery is still at large and Officers Stolzar and Ullrich are continuing the investigation. 

Theory Wellness was full cooperative in the investigation and this is the first incident the Stockbridge Rd dispensary has had since their opening.

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