Drug robbers crash wrong apartment, only score $2

This wasn’t the only green robbers expected to find when they crashed what they believed to be a marijuana stash residence or dealer’s apartment. 

By Jon Johnson


GRAHAM COUNTY – Ten years in prison is a stiff price to pay when the only booty retrieved is $2 and it has to be split three ways.

That’s what a group of boys face, however, after apparently getting bad intel on a drug stash residence or dealer’s apartment.

According to a Graham County Sheriff’s Office report, a deputy was dispatched to the 8th Street Apartments off W. 8th Street at about 1:04 a.m. on Monday after the victim reported a robbery.

The victim said he was playing video games when someone knocked on his door. The party knocking refused to answer when asked who it was, and the victim begrudgingly went to answer.

At that time, a couple of male subjects forced their way in and demanded the victim’s “weed”. The victim told the robbers that he didn’t have or has ever had any cannabis. The robbers then demanded his wallet and took the cash that was inside, what turned out to be a solitary $2 bill.

The victim told the deputy that the robbers wore masks and gloves and could not describe them further. He said one of the robbers had a gun that appeared to be a black, semi-automatic handgun, and that it fit into the palm of his hand.

After taking the cash, the robbers tossed the wallet back onto the ground and ran from the scene. The victim waited until he was sure they had left and then locked his door and called the police, before then returning to his video game.

While the victim couldn’t provide any further information, a second witness reported seeing three subjects all in black wearing masks run through the apartment complexes and get into a green, four-door sedan with tinted windows. The sedan traveled toward Fourth Avenue and headed southbound into a neighborhood. Officers from Safford, Thatcher, and Pima patrolled the area but were unable to locate the vehicle.