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Gunpoint CBD store robbery near Trader Joe’s in Hudson Square

BY THE VILLAGE SUN | The verdict is still out on whether CBD is really worth the hype —but don’t try telling that to an armed robber who recently hit a place selling the trendy hemp oil in Soho. Either that, or he was desperate to smoke some weed.

According to police, on Tues., April 11, around 12:30 a.m., a man entered Smoke CBD Dispensary, at 204 Spring St., between Sixth Avenue and Sullivan Street.

A police press release said the man allegedly “removed marijuana,” then tried to exit without paying.

However, asked what quantity of cannabis the man took, a police spokesperson described it as “$40 of CBD product.” A store surveillance video provided by police shows the man checking out a red pack of flower a.k.a. marijuana bud.

Whatever small amount of pot or CBD that the man took, the store’s door locks electronically and the 39-year-old employee would not let him out. The thief then approached him and brandished a gun, forcing the merchant to unlock the door. He fled eastbound on Spring Street.

The suspect is described as his 20s, around 5’8” tall and a bit hefty at 200 to 220 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black face mask, black jacket, dark pants, and black sneakers.

The smoke-and-CBD store is located directly across the street from God’s Love We Deliver and just across Sixth Avenue from the busy Trader Joe’s supermarket in Hudson Square.

Police ask that anyone with information call the N.Y.P.D.’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted on the Crime Stoppers Web site at or on Twitter @NYPDTips. Tips can result in rewards of up to $3,500. All tips are strictly confidential.

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