News Story

 

Thousand Oaks - Residential Burglary Suspects Arrested
1/2/2015 6:18:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:

Arrest of Residential Burglary Suspects

Report Number:

14-29388

Location:

Triunfo Canyon Road / Aranmoor

Date & Time:

12/31/14  3:45 PM

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Department ' Patrol / Investigations

(S)uspects,

City of Residence

Age

Freer, Chloe

Crockett, Robert

Flowers, Rayshaun

 

 

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

24

36

28

Narrative:

 

Over the past several months, Los Angeles and Ventura Counties have seen a sharp increase in residential burglaries.  Typically, the suspects knocked on the front door to the residence to determine if anyone was home. If no one answered the door, they went around the backside of the residence and forced entry into the residence. If someone answered the door, they fabricated a reason for being there, such as asking if the resident had seen a missing dog or for a person who they knew did not live there. The purpose of the ruse was to determine if anyone was home without raising suspicion. On some of the cases, the residents did not answer the door or announce their presence.  The suspects then forced entry into the residence with the residents inside. 

 

According to witness statements from several of the crime scenes, the suspects were male and female, and were driving newer vehicles with dealer plates.  These statements were often corroborated by video surveillance.  

 

On 12/31/14, at about 3:45 PM, Thousand Oaks police responded to a call of suspicious male and female subjects looking into the window of a residence.  When confronted by the resident, the subjects stated they were there looking for their lost dog. The subjects, however, did not want to provide any contact information to the resident in case she found the dog. This raised suspicion and the homeowner called police after seeing the subjects meet up with another subject who was waiting in a car.

 

Police responded to the scene and observed a vehicle with dealer plates leaving the area.  The vehicle was similar to one used in prior residential burglaries. A traffic stop was then conducted.

 

The ensuing investigation determined the three suspects had committed at least one residential burglary and were in the process of attempting another when confronted by the homeowner.    Investigators learned the suspects had employed a ruse similar to those previously described in an attempt to determine if the house was occupied.  Investigators also located evidence of the burglaries inside the suspect vehicle. 

 

Robert Crockett, Chloe Freer and Rayshaun Flowers were arrested for residential burglary and attempt residential burglary.  All three were booked into the Ventura County jail and had bail set at $500,000.  Their arraignments are scheduled for Monday, January 5, 2015 at 1:30 PM.

 

All three suspects are from the Los Angeles County area.  Investigators believe there may be more victims or witnesses who may have information about these suspects. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jerin Widofsky (805)494-8221 or Sgt. Jason Robarts (805) 947-8108.

 

 

 

Prepared by:

Sgt. Jason Robarts #2948

 

Media Release Date:

1/2/2015

 

Media Follow-Up Contact:

Sgt. Jason Robarts #2948  (805) 947-8108

 

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).

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