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Request for Public Assistance in Grand Theft Suspect Identification
8/25/2016 3:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Request for Public Assistance in Grand Theft Suspect Identification

Report Number:



AT&T 180 North Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, CA. 91360

Date & Time:

8/21/16  at approximately 1:30 PM.

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Detective Bureau

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

City of Residence


(S) Unknown Male




On August 21st, 2016, at about 1:30 PM, an unknown suspect entered the AT&T store, located at 180 North Moorpark Road, in the city of Thousand Oaks.  The suspect was captured on video surveillance concealing merchandise in a shopping bag and leaving the store without paying for the items.  The stolen items totaled in excess of $1000.00. 


The Thousand Oaks Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in identifying this grand theft suspect depicted in the attached images. The suspect is described as a white male, 55-65 years old, 6'0', 180lbs., receding brown hair, a dark colored Hawaiian style shirt, blue jeans and black or brown shoes. If you have any information on this crime, please contact Thousand Oaks Police Detective Michael Purnell at (805) 494-8219.


The public's assistance in identifying the suspect in this case will help deter future crimes. The Thousand Oaks Police Department would like to thank the citizens of Thousand Oaks for their on-going support and diligence in providing information to assist our agency in solving crimes. We are better at what we do because of our community partnerships.


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Prepared by:

Detective Michael Purnell  (805) 494-8219



Media Release Date:

August 25th, 2016


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Tim Lohman  (805) 494-8232


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).