News Story


Public's Assistance Requested in Identifying Burglary Suspects
3/15/2016 5:02:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Public's Assistance Requested in Identifying Burglary Suspects

Report Number:



Pharmacies in the cities of Thousand Oaks and Camarillo,

Date & Time:

January 2016 thru March 2016

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Department Investigations Bureau, Camarillo Police Department Investigations Bureau


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

City of Residence


(S) Black male , 5'09 -6'0 160 lbs

(S) Hispanic male, 5'5-5'10 180 lbs.







During the past two months, the cities of Thousand Oaks and Camarillo have experienced a series of early morning burglaries at local pharmacies.  The suspects, who have yet to be identified, have forced entry into these pharmacies in order to steal narcotics and cash. Burglars who target pharmacies typically sell the stolen narcotics, causing powerful prescription narcotics to inundate the illegal drug market.   


The suspects have committed burglaries at the following locations:


- 400 block of North Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. 

- 2300 block of Borchard Road, Thousand Oaks.

- 2300 block of Borchard Road, Thousand Oaks.

- 400 block of Arneill Road, Camarillo.

- 300 block of North Lantana Street, Camarillo.

- 2100 block of Pickwick Drive, Camarillo.      


There has also been a dramatic increase in pharmacy burglaries in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.  Investigators from the Thousand Oaks and Camarillo police departments are currently working with several agencies outside of Ventura County in a cooperative effort to determine if these cases are related and to identify the suspects. The first suspect is described as an African-American male, approximately 5'09' to 6'0' and about 150-180 lbs. The second suspect is described as Hispanic male, approximately 5'05' to 5'10' and about 170-200 lbs.


Investigators are asking for public's assistance in identifying the suspects captured in the attached surveillance photographs. 


Anyone with information regarding these crimes or information on persons committing the burglaries please contact Detective Chris Zapata at (805) 494-8221. 



Prepared by:

Detective Chris Zapata,

City of Thousand Oaks Investigations Bureau


Media Release Date:



Media Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Chris Zapata




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).