Several people armed with handguns targeted a licensed medical marijuana grow op on Highway 3 in Norfolk County and gained entry into the residence, late Thursday evening. The occupants were restrained and suffered minor injuries as a result of being assaulted.
A quantity of marijuana was stolen and placed into a vehicle that was parked in the driveway.
Police were contacted and as officers arrived at the address, several suspects fled on foot in an unknown direction. A black coloured vehicle also fled from the area at a high rate of speed.
Canine Officers along with the Tactics and Rescue Unit subsequently located four males and took them into custody without incident.
Highway 3 between Schafer Side Road and Highway 59 was closed for approximately eight hours as officers searched for the outstanding suspects.
Norfolk OPP along with the Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU), Emergency Response Team (ERT), Aviation Services, OPP Canine Units, Norfolk County Crime Unit and Identification Services all responded to the scene.
Charges are pending.
The Norfolk County OPP Crime Unit is continuing to investigate and is seeking assistance from the public. If anyone has any information regarding this incident, they are being asked to contact the Norfolk County OPP Detachment at 1-888-310-1122.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or leave an anonymous online message at www.helpsolvecrime.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.