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5 arrested, 5 suspects sought after legal medical marijuana grow op robbed in Ontario

Marijuana plants are pictured during a tour of Tweed Inc. in Smiths Falls, Ont. on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016.
Marijuana plants are pictured during a tour of Tweed Inc. in Smiths Falls, Ont. on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick/File

Five suspects have been arrested and police are searching for five others after a licensed medical marijuana grower was robbed in Port Colborne, Ont.

Niagara Regional Police responded to an address on Pinecrest Road, just before 4 a.m. Monday, and discovered the legal grow operation had been burglarized. No details have been released on the amount of marijuana stolen.

Police, K-9 and Emergency Task Unit officers responded to the scene with the help of Ontario Provincial Police and the Erie County Sherriff’s Department helicopter.

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Four suspects were arrested in the search and a fifth suspect was arrested Monday afternoon.

Police said five additional suspects are still outstanding and may still be in the area of eastern Port Colborne.

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Residents in the area are asked to remain vigilant and report any suspicious people or unsecured properties to police immediately.

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Police are also telling the public not to try to apprehend any suspicious people, as they may be in possession of a weapon.

Anyone with any information on this incident is being asked to contact the Niagara Regional Police Service at 905-688-4111 extension 3300.

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