Suspect found and arrested for marijuana dispensary burglary
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Panama City Police have identified and arrested the individual suspected in the burglary on May 15.
According to officers, 42-year-old George Labarron Whitsett was identified through a tip from the public.
Detectives located and spoke to Whitsett at a hotel across from the dispensary on May 20, and said there was a large cut on his right hand that appeared to be 4-5 days old.
Whitsett was taken into custody on charges of burglary of a structure and grand theft and booked into Bay County Jail.
Anyone with more information in this case is asked to call Panama City Police.
Panama City Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a burglary suspect.
On May 15, officers were called the Green Dragon Marijuana Dispensary regarding a break-in. When they arrived on scene, surveillance video reportedly showed a suspect had thrown a brick through the front door.
Police say the suspect was a black male riding a blue Beach Cruiser bike, wearing a black and orange Naruto hat, white long-sleeved shirt, blue jeans, and black Air Jordan shoes.
Officials say the suspect may have also injured himself when pulling glass from the door, reportedly making off with at least $1,500 in merchandise.
Anyone with information is asked to call Panama City Police at 850-872-3100 or report tips anonymously at Tip411 app.
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