DENVER (CBS4/AP) — The Denver Police Department is warning marijuana businesses of a plot to rob marijuana dispensary couriers.

Police release few details of the alleged plot. In a Crime Stopper’s alert issued Thursday evening, the Denver police said they received credible information about a plot to rob Denver area marijuana dispensary couriers.

The US Treasury and Justice Departments announced in February that banks could open accounts for state-licensed marijuana businesses, even though marijuana is illegal under federal law.

(credit: Theo Stroomer/Getty Images)

(credit: Theo Stroomer/Getty Images)

But the guidelines did not erase the threat of prosecution if banks handle money for bad actors in the industry, and they included a long list of hoops the banks must jump through if they want to work with pot money.

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