VALLEJO, Calif. (KRON) – A cannabis dispensary in Vallejo is offering a $ 25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of at least half a dozen people who broke into the store.

Safety measures minimized the loss, but this comes at a time when pharmacies are struggling to keep up with the booming black market.

It seems that the only thing that stood between the suspects who allegedly tried to steal cannabis products from US Bloom Inc. in Vallejo was an alarm system and secured doors.

Otherwise, the thousands of dollars it would have cost the pharmacy to repair the damage caused by the break-in early Monday morning last week would have been much higher.

“We don’t like to let people win. You definitely didn’t win and you know we’re prepared, ”said Jessica, co-managing director.

The suspects never got past the lobby and didn’t get away with any of the products.

Vallejo police showed up about three minutes after at least half a dozen suspects had left.

The pharmacy shared a photo of one of the cars believed to have been involved in the break-in.

Police say they are working with other law enforcement agencies on this investigation, given the ongoing series of organized robberies affecting the Bay Area.

“As a small company in Vallejo, we’re just trying to stay afloat. We’re just trying to keep our people employed. We’re just trying to be in business, ”said Michelle, the finance director.

The pharmacy works with local elected guides for help with crime and possible tax breaks.

This, as the California legal analyst’s office says, illegal sales in the cannabis market double legal sales.

This week, the San Francisco board of directors suspended the city’s cannabis corporate tax for next year to help legal retailers and weaken the black market.

“We want more action. We really want the effects of the black market to be mitigated, ”said Jessica.

Fortunately, the pharmacy stated that their operations were not interrupted.