One arrested after CannaBama store was robbed for the second time on the same day
By Daeshen Smith
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MOBILE, Alabama (WALA) — For the second time on the same day. The downtown CannaBama CBD store has been the victim of a burglary.
“I can’t even describe it. It was weird. Amazing,” said owner Jennifer Boozer. “We’re out of town coming home from dinner thinking we only have one mess to clean up.”
Owner Jennifer Boozer says early Monday morning someone used a small bird statue to smash a window and stole samples of CBD gummies from a shelf inside. Then around 8:30 p.m. Monday night, mobile police said they found Jon-Claude Kidd, 37, nearby with some of CannaBama’s products and a severe laceration on his arm. Police also said they found blood mixed with broken glass outside CannaBama.
“He took two candy jars filled with hemp flowers that were collectively worth around $1,300,” Boozer said.
This is in addition to damage to both windows. Boozer says that and lost products should be at least $4,000. Not including lost sales from today.
“I’m going to have to cut my products in a way that I really can’t afford, but I’d rather make money than no money, so I’m going to take another loss,” Boozer added.
After already dealing with inflation and losses from the pandemic. Boozer says it will take time to bounce back.
“It sets us back even further,” Boozer said. “I really don’t know how to get over it. Even though my insurance will cover some of it, my deductible is more than I can pay right now, so it doesn’t even matter.
While she is still thinking about long term plans. His focus right now is to clean up and reopen things as soon as possible.
“You just have to pick up the pieces and try something new. I do not know. It’s like when your kid goes to the ER and you’re in a rush to get me home so I can see my baby,” Boozer said.
In addition to the CannaBama articles, investigators say Kidd was also found with marijuana, so he faces a charge of second-degree possession as well as 3rd-degree burglary. Police Mobile are still investigating to determine if Kidd was responsible for the two burglaries. He is scheduled for a bond hearing Thursday morning. Meanwhile, Boozer says she plans to reopen the store tomorrow.
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