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Home invasion robbers allegedly claimed to be a ‘drug task force’

A home invasion robbery at the site of a suspected commercial marijuana growing operation, by men purporting to be members of a drug task force, is under investigation by the Nevada County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies received a report Saturday evening of a home invasion robbery that had just occurred in the 13000 block of Brooks Road, east of Grass Valley. They contacted the caller, who told deputies that the “caretakers” at the residence had been robbed at gunpoint, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

Deputies interviewed several victims at the residence and determined that they had been contacted by two men, one white and one black. Both men were armed and wearing black clothing, tactical vests and displaying police-type badges around their necks, the news release said.

The men identified themselves as “Nevada City’s Drug Task Force,” according to the Sheriff’s Office. The victims were bound at the wrists and ankles, and their eyes were covered during the robbery.

The robbers left with a large amount of processed marijuana.

Deputies obtained a search warrant for the property and, based on the investigation, suspect the residence where the robbery occurred was being used for commercial marijuana cultivation and processing, the news release said.

No arrests have been made.

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Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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