OPP looking for suspects in home invasion at legal marijuana grow-op

ERIN – Police are looking for help to identify three home invasion suspects looking for more than the usual Halloween treats.

On Oct.31 at about 10:55pm, Wellington County OPP officers responded to a call at a house located on the property of a large legal marijuana growing operation in Erin.

“It was determined that three unknown suspects, one armed with a handgun, entered a residence through an unlocked rear door and demanded marijuana from the homeowners,” police stated in a press release.

Police say “a brief scuffle ensued,” during which “one of the victims was assaulted and received minor injuries.”

The suspects left empty-handed in a “dark-coloured car with loud exhaust” that was last seen heading east.

Police described the suspects as:

  • male, black, wearing a black puffy jacket and carrying a backpack;
  • male, black, heavy set, approximately 21 to 24 years old, clean shaven, about six feet tall; and
  • male, black, light complexion, approximately 5’6″ wearing a dark coloured mask partially covering the lower half of his face.

OPP officers, including the Major Crime Unit and Forensic Identification Unit, are investigating and ask anyone with information to call 1-888-310-1122.

To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip on-line at www.csgw.tips. Tip providers may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.