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Suspect charged in armed robbery of Denver marijuana dispensary — may be connected to 5 others

Denver prosecutors have charged a suspect in the armed robbery of a marijuana dispensary last month that law enforcement officials believe is connected to five similar hold-ups in late 2019.

Courtesy Denver District Attorney’s Office

Sabastian Littlejohn

Sabastian Tremayne Littlejohn, 25, was arrested on charges stemming from a robbery at Lightshade dispensary at 330 S. Dayton St. on Jan. 8.

Three additional suspects also were arrested in connection with the Lightshade robbery and subsequently released from custody pending further investigation, Denver police told The Denver Post.

Littlejohn has been charged with five counts of aggravated robbery, one count of second-degree kidnapping, one count of possession with intent to manufacture or distribute a controlled substance, and with being a special offender, according to an announcement from the Denver District Attorney Beth McCann. He’s scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 24.

Burglaries at Denver marijuana dispensaries and cultivation sites hit a three-year high in 2019, with five robberies and 122 burglaries reported. So far in 2020, detectives have investigated seven burglaries and two robberies at Denver dispensaries, according to police.

Authorities identified Littlejohn after they found his fingerprint on evidence from the Lightshade dispensary robbery, according to an arrest affidavit.

Surveillance footage showed five masked suspects pull up to the dispensary in a dark-colored Pontiac sedan. As two people exited the vehicle, a white grocery bag fell on the ground, the affidavit said, and Denver Crime Lab identified one latent print from the bag that belonged to Littlejohn, according to the affidavit.