Two suspects are in custody following an attempted robbery that occurred this morning, August 29, 2018 at a Marijuana Cultivation Facility located in the 1500 block of Casitas Pass Road in Carpinteria. At approximately 6:25 a.m., Sheriff’s deputies responded to an alarm at the facility. Employees reported that a group of suspects had broken into the grounds and sprayed one of the employees with pepper spray before fleeing in a white U-Haul van with Arizona license plates.
Sheriff’s deputies and California Highway Patrol Officers located the vehicle heading southbound on Highway 101. When the vehicle exited Victoria Avenue in Ventura County, CHP officers conducted a felony stop and arrested the two occupants inside the U-Haul. Pepper spray was recovered inside of the van.
Sheriff’s detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division are investigating the incident. They are investigating the possibility more suspects are involved in the incident. At this time, due to the active investigation no additional details will be released. We will provide updated information as soon as we are able.