Four suspects arrested in Grass Valley home invasion robbery |

Four suspects arrested in Grass Valley home invasion robbery

Four men were taken into custody in Auburn after reportedly tying up several people in a Grass Valley home Tuesday afternoon and robbing them of credit cards and marijuana.

A woman in the 300 block of Pleasant Street called 911 at about 2:40 p.m. to report the home invasion, said Grass Valley Police Sgt. Clint Bates.

The victim told authorities three to four men had forced their way inside the residence and tied up several people, displaying handguns. The men reportedly stole credit cards, financial information and an unknown amount of marijuana, Bates said.

The woman said she was able to free herself within four or five minutes, and provided a description of a silver Hyundai associated with the robbers.

Local law enforcement officers began a search of the area and a be-on-the-lookout advisory was issued. Within a half-hour, Placer County Sheriff’s deputies spotted the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on Highway 49 at Dry Creek Road.

While officers were on the scene of that stop, a second vehicle approached that was identified as being associated with the Hyundai, Bates said. That second vehicle was also quickly pulled over and the occupants were detained as well.

The four suspects were in custody and were being transported to Nevada County for further investigation before being booked into Wayne Brown Correctional Facility, Bates said.

Marijuana and several firearms were recovered, and investigators were still taking inventory of the contents of the vehicles, he added.

The identities of the suspects were not available as of press time. But it appeared they do not have any ties to the area and are from out of state, Bates said.

Contact reporter Liz Kellar at 530-477-4236 or by email at

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