2 arrested in robbery at marijuana grow house

Photo of Rosario Ignacio Soto (Photo Courtesy: Pima County Sheriff's Department)

2 arrested in robbery at marijuana grow house

CREATED Mar 19, 2012

Web Producer: Marissa Pasquet

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Authorities have arrested two men and are looking for a third suspect who reportedly broke into Tucson home Sunday night.

Authorities discovered that the victim’s residence was a legal medical marijuana location where marijuana is legally grown.

Authorities say three men stole cash and drugs.
Pima County Sheriff's deputies responded to the incident after receiving a report of an armed robbery.

Deputies chased a suspect to a Circle K near South Camino Seco and East 22nd Street.

Deputies say the home where the robbery took place is near North Melpomene Way and East Limberlost Road, but authorities say the homeowner is authorized to grow marijuana for multiple patients.
Three men purportedly stole thousands of dollars in cash, marijuana, a gun and a cell phone before fleeing the scene.
The two suspects arrested later are 35-year-old Augustin Soto Rivera and 25-year-old Rosario Ignacio Soto.

The identity of the third man is not known.

At this time, detectives from the Robbery Assault Unit are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a third Hispanic male suspect. Anyone with information is asked to contact 911 or 88-CRIME (882-7463).


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