Fake feds pull off Loomis pot heist

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Robbers posing as federal agents stole what is believed to be 10 to 20 pounds of marijuana from a Loomis home on Saturday. The Placer County Sheriff’s Department characterized the robbery as a home invasion targeting a resident’s medical marijuana. Shortly after 9 p.m., six males entered the unlocked Swetzer Road home in Loomis posing as federal agents, ordering the occupants to lie on the floor. At least one of the perpetrators was armed with a handgun, a Sheriff’s Department release issued Sunday said. The intruders wore bandanas as masks over their faces and authorities were unable to come up with physical descriptions. Occupants were bound with duct tape, although no injuries were reported. The robbers gathered processed marijuana that was in the house and also took several marijuana plants. “It is believed that between 10 and 20 pounds of marijuana was taken but the exact amount is unclear,” the sheriff’s statement said. The type of vehicle the robbers left the house in was not known. There are no leads on the identities of the suspects and why they chose the victims, the report said. – Gus Thomson