Thief steals $145K in cash from marijuana money courier

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Posted at 12:50 PM, Jan 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-18 12:50:16-05

Police say a man stole $145,000 in cash from a marijuana money courier's van at a Southern California gas station after the driver collected the proceeds from several dispensaries.

Santa Ana police released surveillance footage from the gas station and asked for the public's help to identify the suspect.

The suspect smashed the van's passenger window after the courier walked into the gas station.

Because the U.S. government still outlaws marijuana, even in legal states like California it is mostly an all-cash business because of federal banking laws.