Workers tied up in armed attack on legal Ontario pot grow-op

Four workers were tied up and several items were taken in an armed attack on a legal marijuana grow-op near Beaverton, Ont., early Thursday morning, police say.

'Several garbage bags' of marijuana stolen in Thursday robbery, police say

Durham Regional Police say say four workers were tied up in an armed attack on a legal marijuana grow-op near Beaverton, Ont., early Thursday morning. (Ron Ward/Canadian Press)

Four workers were tied up and several items were taken in an armed attack on a legal marijuana grow-op near Beaverton, Ont., early Thursday morning, according to police. 

Durham Regional Police say that at approximately 6 a.m. ET, five men carrying guns approached a small group of workers who were tending to the operation, in the lakeside community some 80 kilometres northeast of Toronto. 

Four workers were forced into a security trailer and tied up, according to police.

Their personal belongings were taken, and the assailants took "several garbage bags" full of dried marijuana from a storage barn.

They also stole one of the worker's personal vehicles, which was later found parked a "distance away," police say.

One suspect is described as a 40- to 45-year-old white male with a French accent and grey, short hair. He is said to be five feet, 10 inches tall and approximately 140 pounds.

A second suspect is described as a 32- to 35-year-old white male wearing a ski mask. He is believed to be five feet, 10 inches tall, about 150 pounds with short, black hair and a full beard.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.