Robbery reported in home with hundreds of marijuana plants

CAPTION: SURPRISE! Officers went after the robbers who broke into the 63-year old’s home and instead found more than 500 marijuana plants CREDIT: Almeria Guardia Civil

A CALL out to a suspected house break-in in Vicar led to the surprise discovery of an indoor marijuana plantation. 
A Guardia Civil patrol went to investigate the robbery after a call to the 062 emergency services reporting several individuals had gone into a property and a shot had been fired.  
When officers arrived at the scene they heard a yell from a nearby house. They found a 63-year man in a real state and with injuries on his arms. 
He told the officers six hooded attackers had forced their way into his home on the same street and had tried to rob him. But when the patrol went to the property in search of the thieves they instead found more than 500 marijuana plants growing in three rooms and the ubiquitous unauthorised connection to the power supply. 
The 63-year old admitted it was his property housing the plantation, telling officers he was responsible for looking after the cultivation. He nevertheless insisted in reporting his attackers, who he claimed had forced their way through the front door and threatened him with a gun. 
He said the gang had been trying to steal the marijuana, along with a wallet, TV and all the cash he had in the house 
The Guardia Civil said the investigation remains open and more arrests have not been ruled out. 

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

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