INNISFIL, Ont. -- Five people are facing charges after a break-in at a Health Canada-authorized medical marijuana producer in central Ontario.

Police say an employee monitoring security cameras at the operation -- the location of which was not released -- spotted five people attempting to break in early Monday.

Investigators say the employee's presence scared the suspects off.

However, they say his excellent description of the getaway vehicle led responding South Simcoe police officers to arrest five men nearby.

The five -- who range in age from 29 to 37 -- are charged with break and enter, possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of break-in tools, and disguise with intent.

The men, from the Ontario communities of North Bay, Barrie, Shelburne, and Jarratt, were being held for a bail hearing Monday in Barrie, Ont.