Sonoma County sees spate of marijuana-related home invasions

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Sonoma County are investigating a spate of violent home invasions by intruders looking to steal marijuana. They say most of the identified suspects in the robberies traveled from out of state.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports two robbers on Wednesday broke into a Santa Rosa home, tied up a male resident and made off with an unknown amount of marijuana. The robbery it’s Sonoma County’s sixth cannabis-connected home invasion this year.

Authorities in March arrested seven men from North Carolina and Virginia for allegedly invading three homes in Petaluma to steal marijuana.

In February, four men and a woman allegedly broke into two houses in Santa Rosa in search of marijuana and killed a man at one of the homes. Four of the suspects are from outside California.

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Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com

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