News Story


Attempt Robbery / Shots Fired
4/12/2016 1:15:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Attempt Robbery / Shots Fired

Report Number:



2000 block of East Avenida De Los Arboles, Thousand Oaks, CA

Date & Time:

April 12, 2016 @ 1:15 pm

Unit(s) Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Patrol, Sheriff's Major Crimes' Bureau, Thousand Oaks Investigation Bureau


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

City of Residence


(S) Unknown

(V) Albert's Jewelry Store






On April 12, 2016, at about 1:15 pm, deputies responded to a call of a 'Shots Fired' in the Oak Brook Shopping Plaza.  When deputies arrived, they learned that an attempted robbery had occurred at Albert's Jewelry Store.  The suspect(s) fled the scene prior to the arrival of the deputies. 


The investigation revealed an unknown suspect(s) entered the store and an exchange of gunfire occurred with a store employee inside the store.  The exchange may have resulted in an injury to the suspect.


Investigators are actively working on obtaining details of what happened inside the store.  No customers were inside the store at the time and none of the employees were injured during the incident.  The investigation revealed the suspect(s) fled the scene in a newer model dark color luxury vehicle, possibly a Jaguar.


Out of an abundance of caution, Los Cerritos Middle School was briefly placed in lockdown while the neighborhood near the incident was searched.






Prepared by:

Captain Garo Kuredjian


News Release Date:

April 13, 2016


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Captain Garo Kuredjian, (805) 797-6322


Approved by:     

Captain Todd Inglis



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).