MORGAN HILL -- The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office on Thursday was investigating a reported robbery of marijuana plants in the backyard of a home in unincorporated Morgan Hill, in which the victims say they were tied up at gunpoint.
Sheriff's deputies responded to a 911 call about a possible kidnapping incident in the area of Hale and Live Oak avenues, according to Sgt. Jose Cardoza.
Deputies contacted three men who said they were robbed at gunpoint and that the thieves fled.
The men said that at about 7:15 a.m. four to six men in dark clothing were on their property in the back yard extracting marijuana plants. The intruders were interrupted by two of the male victims who came outside and noticed them, according to the sheriff's office.
The victims told deputies the men tied them up at gunpoint and that their assailants took off when a third victim arrived at the scene.
The thieves, all believed to be between the ages of 22 and 45, went southbound on Hale Avenue. Their vehicles are described as a 2000-model light colored Toyota Sequoia, a 2000's model brown colored Chevrolet Suburban and a black Volvo sedan with tinted windows and black rims.
Sheriff's detectives will be conducting a follow-up investigation to determine if the victim's marijuana grow (estimated at about 100 plants) was lawful, pursuant to medicinal marijuana laws.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact Sgt.
Contact Mark Gomez at 408-920-5869. Follow him on Twitter @MarkMgomez