KING COUNTY — Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a home invasion robbery at a small marijuana grow operation where four suspects entered the house and assaulted the homeowners.
According to the King County Sheriff’s Office, officers were called at 6:10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 2nd to the 4000 block of South 272 Street in unincorporated King County near Kent with reports of a burglary.
When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered not a burglary, but a home invasion robbery. According to sheriff’s deputies, four black males entered the home, fired at least two guns and assaulted two people inside. The suspects fled into a car nearby.
The two victims suffered minor injuries, deputies said.
It appears the robbers were after money inside the home, which was harboring a small marijuana grow intended for personal use. The suspects did get away with a small bit of money, officers said.
A K9 track led officers to an area where it is believed the suspects got into a car and left.
Police said the home was targeted for its marijuana grow, and the general public is not at risk.
King County sheriff’s deputies are still investigating the incident.
If you can help identify the suspect or provide any additional information on the home invasion, you’re asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.