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Thousand Oaks Deputies Seek Help in Identifying Robbery Suspect in Surveillance Footage
9/16/2014 8:00:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Deputies Seeking Robbery Suspect Identity

Report Number:

RB# 14-19431, 14-20658


2200 Block of E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA

Date & Time:

08/25/14 @ 6:30 PM

Unit Responsible:

East County Major Crimes

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence



(S) Black, Male






Detectives with the Thousand Oaks Police Department are seeking the assistance from the public with identifying the suspect who committed two crimes in the city of Thousand Oaks on 08/25/14 and 09/09/14.  Based on the similar circumstances, investigators are exploring the possibility that the crimes were committed by the same person.


The first incident occurred on 08/25/14 at approximately 6:30 PM.  A teenage female was returning to her vehicle, in the parking lot to the rear of the shopping center in the 2200 block of East Thousand Oaks Blvd., when she was approached by the suspect.  The suspect demanded money from the victim and, after receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, he ran north through the shopping center toward Thousand Oaks Blvd.


The second incident occurred on 09/09/14 at approximately 4:10 PM.  An elderly woman was returning to her vehicle in the parking lot of a business located in the 1800 block of East Thousand Oaks Blvd.  The suspect approached the victim, stole her purse out of her hands, and then ran westbound on Thousand Oaks Blvd.


Surveillance video captured portions of both incidents (photos of suspect on 8/25/14 and video clips and photos of suspect on 9/9/14).  Surveillance video and photos are available for viewing at  The suspect is described in both incidents as a black male, 5'8' to 6'0' tall, slender to medium build and approximately 18-25 years of age.  Please contact Detective Welty at (805) 494-8224 or (805) 947-8288 with any information regarding these crimes or the identity of the suspect who committed them.




Prepared by:

Sergeant Alan Hartkop


Media Release Date:

September 16, 2014


Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Jason Robarts (805) 947-8108

Detective Tim Lohman (805) 947-8255



Approved by:

Captain Mike Hartmann



Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).