News Story


Thousand Oaks Robbery Suspect Arrested
5/26/2016 3:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Thousand Oaks Robbery Suspect Arrested

Report Number:

RB# 16-76903


Bank of America-1155 Lindero Canyon Road

Date & Time:

05/25/2016 @ 6:30 PM

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Major Crimes, Thousand Oaks Police Special Enforcement Unit, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)


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

City of Residence


(S) Jones, Jeffrey James




The importance of a strong relationship between the police and the community was once again demonstrated when Thousand Oaks Police Major Crimes Investigators reached out to the public for information on an attempted bank robbery. On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, Jeffrey James Jones was arrested for the crime after detectives received tips from the public regarding his identity.


On May 23, 2016 at approximately 1:30 PM, Bank of America located at 1155 Lindero Canyon Road in the City of Thousand Oaks was the target of a robber who attempted to get cash from a teller by handing the employee a demand note.  He was unsuccessful in his attempt and walked out of the bank, but not before being captured on surveillance video.


On May 24, 2016, the Thousand Oaks Police Department released a news story regarding the crime and included photographs of the suspect.  Within a short period of time, tips from the public were generated which assisted in the identification of the suspect, Jeffrey James Jones, a former Camarillo resident turned transient. 


Detectives with the Thousand Oaks Special Enforcement Unit located Jones as he left a residence in Thousand Oaks where he was temporarily staying.  Jones was arrested for attempted bank robbery and booked into the Ventura County Jail.  Search warrants were served which led to the recovery of additional evidence.


Jones' bail is set at $50,000 dollars pending his arraignment in Superior Court on Friday, May 27, 2016.


Prepared by:

Sergeant Alan Hartkop


Media Release Date:

May 26, 2016


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Senior Deputy Tim Lohman

(805) 947-8255



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).