News Story


Increase In Thefts From Vehicles
11/3/2015 2:45:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Increase In Thefts From Vehicles



Date & Time:


Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Department


There has been an increase in thefts from vehicles in recent weeks and with the busiest shopping season of the year quickly approaching, many people feel rushed and stressed to get much accomplished.  Do not become complacent giving thieves an open invitation to make your home or vehicle a big gift box this holiday season. Remember the phrase 'Lock it, hide it, keep it.' This simple phrase may keep you from becoming a victim this holiday season.


The Thousand Oaks Police Department would like to offer the following crime prevention tips:


  • Lock your vehicle.
  • Do not leave valuables such as purses or wallets, cell phones, computers, or purchased items in your vehicle or in plain view. 
  • Plan your shopping so that you do not load your trunk until you are ready to leave.
  • If you think you are being followed go to a safe area and call 911.


Make this a happy shopping season not a tragic one. If you see something suspicious contact the Thousand Oaks Police Department immediately at (805) 654-9511 or 911.


Prepared by:

Deputy Tony Tutino


Media Release Date:

October 27, 2015


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Tim Lohman /  (805) 947-8255


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).