Saturday, June 3, 2023

Burglary Crew Hits Two Santa Rosa Cannabis Businesses in 48 Hours—Law Enforcement Says Crimes ‘Appear to be Linked’

The following is a press release issued by the Santa Rosa Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

On December 15, 2022, at 3:46 AM, Santa Rosa Police Department officers responded to a closed business in the 3100 block of Coffee Ln regarding multiple motion detector alarm activations. Upon arrival, officers discovered the front gate to the business had been forced open. It was also discovered that the front doors to the businesses had been pried open.

SRPD officers conducted a search of the business and surrounding area for any suspects or evidence, but no suspects were located. Officers did locate a crowbar on the ground outside, which was left behind by the suspects and used to gain access into the closed business. Many cannabis products were discovered stolen from the inside.

Images of some of the suspects associated with the early morning cannabis burglary on December 15, 2022 [Images from the Santa Rosa Police Department]

Upon reviewing video surveillance from the property, officers further discovered the following:

At approximately 3:40 AM, four separate vehicles arrived outside the businesses. The vehicles appeared to be a newer model gray Mercedes sedan, a newer white sedan, and two white SUVs. Eight to ten suspects exited the vehicles wearing masks that covered part of their faces, gloves, and hoodies. Some suspects appeared to be Hispanic males, and most appeared to be 16 to 25 years old. After stealing items from the business, the suspects fled in the above vehicles.

A trolley cart found in the middle of the parking containing cannabis products [Image from the Santa Rosa Police Department]

This is the second burglary this week of a cannabis distribution business during the early morning hours in Santa Rosa. The suspects and circumstances surrounding each incident appear to be linked.

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The exact quantity of items stolen and their value are still being investigated. The Santa Rosa Police is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects in this burglary. Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information that would assist with the investigation is encouraged to contact SRPD through our online Tip Line: www.srcity.org/CrimeTips.

A reward up to $2,500 is being offered by the Sonoma County Alliance Community Engagement and Safety Rewards Fund. The reward is for information leading to the arrest of the suspect(s) responsible.

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