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2 Armed Suspects Invade, Rob Fremont Home With Illegal Marijuana Grow Operation

Fremont police are investigating an armed robbery and invasion that occurred early Wednesday morning at a home where an illegal marijuana grow operation was found.

At 12:15 a.m., police received several reports of a female who was pounding on house doors and screaming for help in the 43300 block of Montrose Avenue.

Officers arrived within two minutes and learned that two female residents had just been victims of a home invasion robbery, and one was suffering from minor injuries, police said.

According to police, the two female residents were in their home when they heard a noise in the backyard. One of them got up believing the noise was coming from her dog.

When she opened the back door, she was confronted by two Asian men wearing dark hooded clothing. One suspect had a handgun and the other had a baseball bat, police said.

When the resident tried to go out the door, the suspects began battering her, causing injuries, police said.

As the second female resident fled on foot, she heard a single gunshot come from the home, police said. She then began knocking on her neighbors' doors to seek help.

The two suspects fled the scene before officers arrived. Police did not say if they stole any items from the home.

Police searched the home and found a large-scale illegal marijuana operation. Officers found 300-400 plants in various stages of growth in three bedrooms of the house, police said.

Officers also found a single bullet hole in a vehicle parked across the street from the house, consistent with the resident's claim that she heard a single gunshot.

The injured female victim was taken to a hospital where she received treatment and was later released, police said.

The case remains under investigation and further details were not immediately available, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Fremont police at (510) 790-6900 or email Detective Hamblin at Anonymous tips can be sent by texting TIP FREMONTPD followed by a message to 888-7777.

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