News Story


Thousand Oaks - Bank Robbery
11/20/2014 8:50:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Thousand Oaks Bank Robbery

Report Number:



Bank of the West ' 180 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, Ca.

Date & Time:

November 20, 2014 / 12:48 p.m.

Unit Responsible:

East County Major Crimes Unit & Federal Bureau of Investigation

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

City of Residence


(V) Bank of the West




On November 20, 2014, at approximately 12:48 PM, a male suspect entered the Bank of the West Branch located at 180 N. Moorpark Road in the city of Thousand Oaks. The suspect demanded money and claimed to be in possession of a gun, although no weapons were seen.


The bank teller complied with the suspect's demands and the suspect fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of money. There were no injuries.  The suspect was last seen running south through the parking lot toward Hillcrest Drive.


The suspect was described as a black male, in his late 20's to early 30's, approximately 5'10' tall with a medium build and weighing approximately 180 pounds. The suspect was wearing a beanie style hat, white shirt with the number '19' on the front, dark pants and red shoes.


Anyone with information regarding this robbery is encouraged to contact Detective Todd Welty at (805) 494-8224.


Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Detective Timothy Lohman

Media Release Date:

November 20, 2014

Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Todd Welty (805) 494-8224 / (805) 947-8288


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).