News Story

 

Camarillo Police Arrest Robbery Suspects
1/21/2015 6:16:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:

Two Armed Robbery Suspects Arrested in Camarillo

Report Number:

150001365

Location:

Robbery #1 Ventura Boulevard at the Factory Outlets, Camarillo

Robbery #2 Mobil Avenue at Kino Street, Camarillo

 

Date & Time:

January 18, 2015 at 8:00 PM and 7:30 PM

Unit(s) Responsible:

Camarillo Investigations Bureau

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

City of Residence

(S) Salinas, Dionicio

(S) Estrada, Jose Martin

Camarillo

Camarillo

Narrative:

 

On the evening of January 18, 2015, two separate armed robberies occurred in the city of Camarillo.  Camarillo Patrol and Detectives located and arrested both suspects for the crime.

 

The first reported robbery occurred at approximately 8:00 PM near the Factory Center Outlets.  An employee of one of the stores was riding his bicycle on the sidewalk of East Ventura Boulevard at Factory Store Drive, in Camarillo, when he encountered the two male suspects.  As he neared the suspects, they parted ways and appeared to be allowing the victim to pass in between them.  As the victim rode his bicycle between the two suspects, one of them punched the victim on the side of his head, knocking him to the ground. 

 

The suspects then ordered the victim to give them his wallet and backpack. The suspects threatened to shoot the victim if he did not comply.   One of the suspects then began punching the victim on his head, while the other suspect pulled the victim's backpack off of him.  After taking the victim's property, the suspects fled the area.  The victim sustained minor injuries that did not required medical attention.

 

The victim continued to ride his bicycle home, when he encountered the suspects again, this time in a vehicle.  The suspect drove by the victim and taunted him by calling him names.  The victim saw the suspects stop in the shopping center in the 600 block of Las Posas Road, in Camarillo.  The victim was able to contact the police and give them a description of the suspects. 

 

Arriving patrol deputies located Dionicio Salinas in the parking lot of the shopping center.  He was detained and was positively identified by the victim.  Neither the second suspect, nor the vehicle was located in the area.

 

While deputies were investigating the first robbery a second victim reported that he was robbed at gunpoint by two suspects, at approximately 7:30 PM, near Mobil Avenue near Kino Street, in Camarillo.

 

The victim reported that he heard someone approach him from behind, and when he turned around he saw two suspects running toward him and pointing guns in his direction.  One of the suspects told the victim to get down on the ground and take everything out of his pockets.  The victim complied and then one of the suspect's removed items from the victim while the other suspect's began to punch the victim on his head.  The suspects then fled the area with the victim's property.  The victim sustained minor injuries that did not required medical attention.

 

This victim was brought to the area where Salinas was being detained and he also positively identified Salinas as one of the suspects who robbed him. 

 

Salinas was arrested and booked at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility for two counts of robbery.  His bail was set at $65,000.00.

 

On January 20, 2015, detectives identified Jose Estrada as the second suspect involved in the robberies.

 

On January 21, 2015, detectives served a search warrant at a residence in the 800 block of Calle La Palmera, in Camarillo, and arrested Estrada for robbery.  Estrada was booked at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility.  His bail has not yet been set.

 

 

Prepared by:

Sergeant Pete O'Sullivan

 

News Release Date:

January 21, 2015

 

Media Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Hector Macias (805) 388-5116

Detective Harold Orr (805) 388-5119

 

 

Approved by:

Captain Eric Dowd