The APD is investigating several incidents at local medical marijuana grow operations. (File photo)

The APD is investigating several incidents at local medical marijuana grow operations. (File photo)

Abbotsford Police Department investigating medical marijuana grow-op home invasions

APD says that eight local medical marijuana grow operations have been invaded in last five months

The Abbotsford Police Department (APD) has issued a public notice related to a series of home invasions at licensed medical marijuana grow operations.

According to the release, over the past five months the APD has responded to eight home invasions at local licensed medical marijuana grow-ops.

The release states that suspects arrive in vehicles that have been confirmed as stolen in some cases, and five to 10 people wearing dark clothing and masks emerge at the locations.

The vehicles park down the street from the grow-op and enter the location on foot and armed with weapons. Personal property, cash and marijuana plants are targeted during the invasion, the release states.

The release said that occupants have been traumatized but not physically harmed during these incidents. The APD major crimes unit has taken over the investigations and is trying to determine whether the incidents are connected to similar incident in other Lower Mainland locations.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact the APD major crime information line at 604-864-4850.

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