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driver beaten, robbed after picking up cash from pot shops

a man who works collecting cash from marijuana businesses was beaten and robbed of roughly $9,000 near his home in san diego's grantville neighborhood by two assailants tuesday night, police said.the victim was targeted about 5:15 p.m.tuesday on reflection drive near ambrosia drive while walking to his residence carrying a backpack filled with money, san diego police robbery lt. eric hays said.law enforcement officers have voiced concern that marijuana businesses, which deal mostly in cash because of federal regulations that scare off federally insured banks, would become robbery targets.“the victim works for a marijuana distributor based in oakland and collects cash from various dispensaries in san diego county,'' hays said. `”the victim had recently picked up approximately $9,000 in cash from three different marijuana dispensaries, including apothekare, which is a legally permitted dispensary in the city of san diego.''as the victim walked to his residence, two men attacked him and stole his cash-laden tote, hays said. the victim sustained a cut on his nose during the altercation.one of the suspects was described as a roughly 5-foot-10-inch white man about 25 years old with a husky build. he wore dark pants, a dark sweatshirt and a baseball hat.the second suspect was described as a thin,roughly 5-foot-8-inch tall white man, about 23 years old, wearing jeans and a dark sweatshirt.the men fled in a white, two-door honda civic with california license plate 7ecj311.any...