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Thousand Oaks - Detectives Release Video to Identify Burglary Suspect
9/13/2016 9:32:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Request for Public Assistance in Burglary Suspect Identification

Report Number:

#16-119587, #16-129413, #16-131026, #16-132822


2929 Theresa Drive, Newbury Park

Date & Time:

08/09/2016 @ 5:00 AM

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Detective Bureau

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

City of Residence


Unknown white male




On 08/09/2016 at about 5:00 AM, an unidentified male suspect burglarized the Merry Hall Tree Thrift Shop located at 2929 Theresa Drive (Mary Health of the Sick).  The crime was captured on video surveillance.  The same suspect returned to the area of the thrift shop again on 08/27, 08/30 and 09/02, at which time the suspect stole several items from the exterior of the business before leaving.  These three crimes were all captured on video surveillance as well.


Based upon the video, the suspect appeared to be a white male, about 18-24 years old, approximately 5'7'-5'10', about 140-160 pounds and wearing a collared shirt and tie during the commission of three of the crimes.  The Ventura County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in identifying the burglary suspect in the surveillance video.  The video can be viewed at our department's Facebook page.


The Ventura County Sheriff's Office would like to thank members of the public for their ongoing support and due 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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If you have any information on this crime, please contact Thousand Oaks Detective Christopher Zapata at (805) 494-8221 or at


Prepared by:



Detective Christopher Zapata (805) 494-8221



Media Release Date:



Media Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Timothy Lohman (805) 947-8255


Approved by:

Captain James Fryhoff



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).