After thousands of people peacefully protested on Sunday in West Palm Beach, fewer than 100 people stayed into the night and then began throwing rocks and bottles at officers. Into early morning Monday, about 30 people burglarized a marijuana shop.
At 3 a.m., about 30 people robbed Miracle Leaf Medical Marijuana, 100 Sansbury Way, by breaking through the front door with tools, including a sledge hammer, the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office said.
The group also robbed other marijuana dispensaries including MUV Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Wellington. Police did not say if the group were looters or came after the peaceful West Palm Beach protests.
Nakeria Harris, 24, was caught driving away from one of the dispensaries and confessed to being involved in the numerous burglaries, deputies said. She had on her over $600 worth of marijuana product from Miracle Leaf.
Harris was charged with burglary to a dwelling and was given a $15,000 bond. She was released Monday night.
The sheriff’s office did not say if it arrested any of the other about 30 robbers.
Protests sparked all across South Florida and the United States as people came out in thousands to protest the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police.