Police in Santa Rosa, California are searching for suspects involved in the burglary of a cannabis business in the area during the weekend.
On Saturday, December 14, at 3:36 a.m., Santa Rosa Police Officers responded to a burglar alarm that had been triggered at a cannabis business in the 900 block of Piner Place.
When officers arrived at the location, they discovered a group of several black male adults in their mid-twenties actively stealing items from the business.
The suspects ran to three vehicles waiting nearby and fled the scene, driving over a sidewalk and colliding with an officer’s vehicle that was blocking their escape path.
As the suspects drove away, they spilled a trail of products that they had stolen from the cannabis business onto the street.
After one of the drivers refused to yield to the initial responding officer’s lights and sirens, the officer initiated a pursuit of their vehicle as they proceeded south on Highway 101 through Rohnert Park.
The officer eventually terminated the chase for safety reasons as vehicle speeds had exceeded 100 mph as they continued southbound near Cotati.
The suspects, who are still outstanding, were last seen driving white and dark-colored Infiniti sedans, both newer models.
The group is suspected of being responsible for the burglarizing of other cannabis businesses throughout the bay area.
The investigation of the incident is being handled by the Santa Rosa Police Department’s Property Crimes Investigation Team.