Deputies investigate armed robbery at marijuana cultivation facility in Carpinteria

Posted at 1:43 PM, Jun 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-12 16:43:51-04

Santa Barbara County Deputies are investigating an armed robbery at a marijuana cultivation facility in the unincorporated area of Carpinteria.

Deputies said at approximately 5:30 a.m. Sunday morning, four male suspects entered the facility and triggered an alarm. When a security guard confronted them, they reportedly detained him at gunpoint and ran from the area with stolen property.

The suspects are still missing but deputies said they believe they were targeting the specific business and there is not a current threat to the unrelated businesses or residents in the community.

The case is being investigated by the Criminal Investigations Bureau. Anyone with information about the incident or the suspects is asked to call the division at (805) 681-4150. Anonymous tips can be left at (805) 681-4171.