Police investigate home invasion at North Seattle pot grow house


SEATTLE - Police are investigating a home invasion near the University of Washington where police said marijuana was being grown.

Around 5:40 a.m., a 911 call was placed reporting that three masked men kicked in the back door at a home in the 7500 block of 44th Avenue Northeast in Seattle's View Ridge neighborhood and assaulted one of two men at the home.

Two of the intruders were armed with handguns. The third intruder had a rifle.

During the confrontation, the 36-year-old homeowner was struck in the face with the butt of a rifle.

The victims were held at gunpoint while the intruders took marijuana plants, weapons, cash and the victim's light blue 1995 Ford Crown Victoria when they fled.

Investigators said pot was being grown at the home.

Police said the attack was not random, and the pot being grown at the home may be for a medical marijuana dispensary.

The victim was not seriously hurt.

Police have not found the suspects or the victim's car.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact Seattle police robbery unit at 206-684-5535.