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By Will Fritz
Associate Editor 

Suspect shot during robbery attempt at illegal dispensary in Rainbow


Last updated 1/8/2020 at 12:51am

RAINBOW - A suspect was shot during a botched holdup of an illegal dispensary in Rainbow late Tuesday, and deputies were warning local hospitals to be on the lookout for the injured would-be robber.

According to San Diego County sheriff's Sgt. Jeff Schmidt, deputies responded at 7:22 p.m. to a reported armed robbery at a Rainbow dispensary.

Employees of the illicit facility reported three suspects entered and held them at gunpoint, and a struggle ensued with a security guard, Schmidt said. One of the suspects was shot during the altercation, and the others assisted their wounded partner a...

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