News Story


Thousand Oaks Robbery Suspects Arrested
12/4/2015 7:50:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Thousand Oaks Robbery Suspects Arrested

Report Number:



800 Block of Warwick Ave, Thousand Oaks, Ca.

Date & Time:

November 15, 2015 @ 10:00 PM

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Special Enforcement Unit (SEU) and East County Major Crimes Bureau


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

City of Residence


(S) Martin, Reyshawn

(S) Coleman, Dennis

Thousand Oaks

Santa Paula





Two suspects who committed a gang-related robbery in Thousand Oaks in mid-November were arrested today (12-4-15). 


On November 15, 2015, a male adult and male juvenile were walking in their apartment complex when they were approached by Reyshawn Martin and Dennis Coleman.  Martin and Coleman accused the victims of being gang members and identified themselves as gang members from Ventura, possibly in an attempt to further intimidate the victims.


During the crime, the adult victim was pushed against a wall while the suspects searched for valuable property in his possession.  Two cell phones were stolen from the victim.   


Through the use of video surveillance cameras and other investigative techniques, detectives with the Thousand Oaks Police Special Enforcement Unit and East County Major Crimes Bureau were able to identify Martin and Coleman as the suspects in this crime.  Detectives acted as quickly as possible to get the suspects in custody.    


On November 25, 2015, a search warrant was served at Martin's residence.  Evidence linking him to the crime was located. 


On the morning of December 4, 2015, Detectives with the Special Enforcement Unit arrested Martin in the City of Thousand Oaks.  Later the same afternoon, SEU arrested Coleman in the City of Santa Paula. 


Martin and Coleman were both arrested for Robbery and Street Terrorism Step Act (Gang Crimes).  Martin and Coleman were booked into the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility and are being held on $100,000 bail.  Martin and Coleman are scheduled to appear in Ventura County Superior Court on December 8, 2015, at 1:30 PM.




Prepared by:

Sergeant Dan Hawes


Media Release Date:

December 4, 2015


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Richard LaSecla; (805) 797-7135;



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).