Man attacked and robbed of marijuana in Whittier

WHITTIER — A man who tried to sell marijuana valued at $500 to a medical marijuana dispensary was later assaulted and robbed of his wares by two men Friday night.
Whittier police Lt. Steve Dean said the 10:02 p.m. attack in the 13300 block of Slauson Avenue left the 26-year-old Los Angeles man with a cut above the eye and a broken finger.
Dean said the man earlier went to a Santa Fe Springs dispensary to sell marijuana he grew but was turned down.
Later, he was on Slauson Avenue in Whittier when two men accosted him and demanded the marijuana which was in a backpack.
“It sounds like they fought over the bag,” Dean said.
One of the robbers pulled a knife, he added.
“They took the marijuana, cut him over (the eye), broke his finger in several places,” Dean said.
The injured man was taken to a local hospital.
 Ruby Gonzales
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