Sacto 9-1-1
June 19, 2013
Men sought in marijuana-related robbery in Amador County

The Amador County Sheriff's Office is trying to find three men in connection with an armed robbery involving a marijuana deal at a Pine Grove residence earlier this week.

Deputies were dispatched about 5 p.m. Monday after a 911 call was received from a Pine Grove resident reporting the robbery, but they were unable to find the fleeing suspects.

The victims were identified as a 34-year-old woman, a 29-year-old man and a 14-year old girl.

Detectives who responded to the scene learned that the two adults had recommendations for the use of medicinal marijuana, and both marijuana plants and processed marijuana were found on the property, according to a Sheriff's Office news release.

The victims reportedly told detectives that, due to financial hardships, they met with the three men to sell them marijuana. After socializing outside the residence, they invited the men inside the home. Once inside, the robbers produced firearms and forced the male resident to the floor in a bedroom. The woman was forced outside onto the driveway and ordered to the ground.

The men reportedly stole approximately 4 pounds of processed marijuana, marijuana smoking paraphernalia, cash, a .410 shotgun and a cell phone from the home before leaving.

The teenage girl was in another room in the home during the robbery and was not physically harmed, sheriff's officials said.

Based on interviews with the victims and evidence found at the scene, detectives believe they have identified one suspect who lives in the Sacramento area, officials said. They are working to locate this individual and to identify the other two men involved.

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