News brief: Large amount of cash stolen by masked intruders at Rochester residence

Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 2:11 pm

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – Authorities are investigating after a home invasion robbery last night in Rochester that sent one person to the hospital.

Deputies were told at least three masked men in dark clothing forced their way into a residence on the17000 block of Vircon Lane Southwest, which was occupied by three individuals in their early 30s, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’ Office. The call came in at about 11:50 p.m.

The victims were held at gunpoint and restrained with duct tape, according to the sheriff’s office.

Multiple firearms, a large amount of cash and an undisclosed amount of marijuana were taken during the robbery, sheriff’s Sgt. Cameron Simper.

Simper says two of the victims were struck with blunt objects during the incident, one was subsequently transported to Providence St. Peter Hospital for treatment.

Detectives are continuing the investigation. Simper says additional details will be provided when they are obtained.

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2 Responses to “News brief: Large amount of cash stolen by masked intruders at Rochester residence”

  1. Naive says:

    No crime. That’s why the police always turn a blind eye to people who rob pharmacies. No big deal If there’s drugs, then anything goes.

  2. Copper Penny says:

    If a drug dealer looses his dope and money to drug thieves and nobody gets hurt, was there really any crime committed?

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