LAPD looking for men who robbed marijuana clinic and shot security guard

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Police believe the suspect in this screenshot from a surveillance video is Cornell White, 25, of South L.A.

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One of the bags suspects left behind after robbing a medical marijuana clinic on July 17, 2012 included marijuana and zip ties.

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Shooting suspect Cornell White

LAPD

Police believe the suspect in this screenshot from a surveillance video is Cornell White, 25, of South L.A.


Los Angeles police are asking for the public’s help in catching three men who shot and wounded a security guard after robbing a medical marijuana clinic. It happened July 17 in the Rampart area near downtown L.A.

Police say 25-year-old Cornell White of South L.A. and two other men attacked a security guard at gunpoint, held him down and continued to ransack the business near Olympic Boulevard and Albany Street.

“I think it’s unusual to all of us," says LAPD Detective Ross Nemeroff. "The suspects really didn’t really go to great lengths to disguise themselves, especially somebody who frequents the marijuana clinic.”

Authorities believe the men stole about $2,000 in cash — along with marijuana. Surveillance video recorded the crime in progress, and police are showing it to the public.

After the three suspects escaped through the back of the clinic, the security guard chased them. They apparently exchanged gunfire, and the guard took a bullet. One of the assailants may have been shot, too. The men sped away in a 1985 Toyota Celica.

Police say the prime suspect is a regular customer at the medical marijuana clinic.

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