Armed Robbery and House Fire in Spring Valley | NBC 7 San Diego

Armed Robbery and House Fire in Spring Valley

Sheriffs responded to reports of an armed robbery Thursday night in Spring Valley around the same time a home in the area caught fire

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    Deputies and fire crews responded to an armed robbery and structure fire Thursday night in Spring Valley.

    According to authorities, the fire began around 9:10 p.m. in the kitchen of a single-family home at Polaris Dr. and Nereis Dr.

    Spring Valley Fire and Robbery

    [DGO] Spring Valley Fire and Robbery
    Firefighters were called out to a burning home in Spring Valley Thursday night, the same address where an armed robbery was reported earlier. NBC 7s Nicole Gonzales talks to witness Cara Pearson in this report. (Published Friday, May 25, 2012)

    Around the same time, sheriffs responded to reports of an armed robbery in that same area involving a suspect described by deputies as a black male, measuring 5-feet-9-inches tall and weighing 200-pounds.

    The suspect was armed with a handgun, according to deputies.

    Authorities searched the area for the suspect while fire crews contained the structure fire.

    At this time, it does not appear the armed robbery was related to the house fire.

    Some witnesses believed the robbery may be tied to some sort of medical marijuana delivery gone wrong.

    Check back for updates on this developing story.

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