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Thousand Oaks - Police Urge Residents to Be Alert for Thefts and Burglaries
11/25/2014 7:08:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Increase in Residential Thefts and Burglaries


Thousand Oaks, Ca

Date & Time:

November 25th, 2014

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Department





Thousand Oaks is experiencing an increase in residential burglaries.  Suspects often approach houses during the day and knock on the front doors.  If someone answers, the suspects will pretend to be there for an innocent reason, such as door-to-door sales.  If no one answers the door, the suspects will go to the backyard and look for an unlocked door.  If there is no unlocked door, the suspects often force open a door or window.  Please be on the lookout for any suspicious or unusual subjects in your neighborhood.  If an unknown subject comes to your door and it doesn't seem right to you, please call the Thousand Oaks Police Department at 805-654-9511. 


The Thousand Oaks Police Department reminds people to be vigilant this season.  Any person who sells door-to-door must have a permit from the city and it must be visible on their person.  With holiday shopping in full swing, please use caution when securing packages in your cars and homes.  Do not leave valuables in plain sight.  Arrange for a friend or neighbor to take possession of packages delivered to your door if you are not able to be home.  Lock both your car and your house when you are away. 


Prepared by:

Senior Deputy Edward Beauvais, Crime Prevention Bureau

Media Release Date:

November 17, 2014

Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Jason Robarts, Thousand Oaks Detectives.  805-494-8214

Approved by:

Captain James Fryhoff

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).