Cannabis cultivator goes to social media to help catch thief

Published: Jan. 17, 2018 at 8:15 PM AKST
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Early Saturday morning, the licensed marijuana cultivation facility, Parallel 64, was burglarized. Security cameras show thieves ripping out thousands of dollars worth of immature marijuana plants.

Travis Jones, Parallel 64 Vice President, turned to social media. He posted photos of the persons he believes burglarized his business and their vehicle.

A Facebook tip came through about where the gray Chevy Trailblazer from the security footage was located.

Jones tracked down the vehicle at a local hotel and called the Anchorage Police Department.

Jones said, A-P-D made one arrest, he believes that there are three or four other suspects who are still at large.

"We have got a lot of security protocols in place and we are doing a lot of preventive things to mitigate security concerns. All of our information is online it is public record at this time," Jones said.

Jones said, it's frustrating that private security information about marijuana business is available to the public.

"We are not trying to be detectives, but we will have to do what we have to ensure this is looked at," Jones said.