News Story


Thousand Oaks: Two Arrested for Gang Related Robbery
3/6/2015 4:53:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Gang Related Robbery Arrests

Report Number:

RB# 15-5097


800 Block of Warwick Ave. Thousand Oaks, Ca.

Date & Time:

03/05/2015 @ 6:45 PM,


Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Special Enforcement Unit and Directed Enforcement Unit.


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

City of Residence


(V) Erik Ancelmo


(S) Male Juvenile

(S) Male Juvenile

Thousand Oaks


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On March 5, 2015, at approximately 6:45 PM the Thousand Oaks Police Directed Enforcement Team was conducting proactive foot patrol on Warwick Avenue when the Ventura County Sheriff's Communications Center broadcast a call of a robbery that had just occurred in the 800 Block of Warwick Ave.  The Directed Enforcement Team responded and handled the initial investigation.  The suspects, two juvenile males had fled the scene prior to the Directed Enforcement Team's arrival.  The investigation revealed the two juvenile suspects, both of whom are documented gang members in the City of Thousand Oaks, confronted the victim and demanded money from the victim.  When the victim stated he had no money to give, the suspects began punching the victim in the face and body.  While the victim was being beaten his baseball cap fell to the ground.  One of the juvenile suspects picked up the victim's baseball cap and both suspects then fled the area.  The victim sustained minor injuries to his face  


On March 6, 2015, the Thousand Oaks Police Special Enforcement Unit continued the investigation of the robbery.  The Special Enforcement Unit conducted additional interviews and eventually located the two suspects walking together on Warwick Avenue. Both suspects were arrested for 211 PC ' Strong Armed Robbery, and 186.22 PC ' Street Terrorism / Gang Step Act.  The investigation also revealed that one of the juvenile suspects threatened the victim with additional violence if the victim called the police.  The juvenile that made this threat was also arrested for 136.1 PC ' Witness / Victim intimidation.  Both juveniles were lodged into the Juvenile Justice Facility.   



Prepared by:

Sergeant Dan Hawes


Media Release Date:

March 6, 2015


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Sr. Deputy Dillan Alvarez, 805-797-7142 (Cell)



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).