Workers at a legal marijuana grow-op near Beaverton were reportedly attacked Thursday (Oct. 18) morning.
Durham Regional Police say at approximately 6 a.m. Thursday, five men carrying guns approached a small group of workers tending to a legal outdoor marijuana grow-op near Concession Road 4 and Highway 12.
Four workers were reportedly forced into the security trailer and tied up. Their personal belongings were taken, according to police.
The suspects allegedly took several garbage bags full of dried marijuana from a storage barn before stealing one of the worker’s personal vehicles.
Police say the workers were unable to free themselves until about 10 a.m., when they called the police. Officers arrived and searched the area but no arrests were made.
The stolen vehicle was found parked a distance away.
Below is a description of the suspects as provided by police:
Suspect one is described as male, white, with a French accent, 40-45 years old, 5’10” tall, about 140 lbs. with grey, short hair.
Suspect two is described as a male, white, 32-35 years old, 5’10” tall, about 150 lbs. with short, black hair, and a full beard. He was wearing a ski mask.
Suspects three, four and five are described only as male.
Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact the Robbery Unit at 1-888-579-1520 extension 5355.
Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the website at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.