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Victim in Woodland Hills home-invasion robbery arrested for growing pot

March 16, 2010 |  7:23 pm

A man suspected of cultivating marijuana in his Woodland Hills home was arrested Tuesday after officers came to his aid when he had been beaten in a home-invasion robbery.

Ryan Fraser, 32, was booked on suspicion of growing marijuana about 5:30 a.m. and was being held in lieu of $30,000 bail, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

Police found about 70 plants and a sophisticated lighting, ventilation and watering system, said Sgt. Cathy Riggs of the LAPD's Topanga station.

The man was attacked about 9:15 p.m. Monday by at least two suspects who stormed into the home in the 22600 block Mulholland Drive, the LAPD said.

The attackers fled with an undisclosed amount of money. Officers who arrived at the home found the growing operation, LAPD Officer Karen Rayner said.

-- Robert J. Lopez