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Detectives Seek Help Identifying CLU Vehicle Burglar
4/20/2017 2:26:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Request for Public Assistance in Vehicle Burglary Suspect Identification

Report Number:



3600 Block of Campus Drive, City of Thousand Oaks

Date & Time:

April 9th, 2017 at 06:21 AM

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Detective Bureau

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

City of Residence


Unknown male




The Thousand Oaks Police Department is requesting the public's assistance in identifying a suspect believed responsible for a series of vehicle burglaries occurring near Cal Lutheran University.  


On April 9, 2017, Deputies were investigating a series of vehicle burglaries that occurred sometime during the early morning hours.  Deputies located surveillance video that showed a single male breaking into two separate vehicles by shattering the window and removing property.   The suspect is seen leaving in a white Nissan Maxima.   The same suspect is a person of interest in another series of vehicle burglaries occurring in the City of Camarillo on 3-17-2017.  Photographs of the suspect and his vehicle can be viewed on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.


If anyone has any information on the pictured suspect or vehicle, please contact Detective Christopher Zapata at (805) 494-8221 or call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).   


The Thousand Oaks Police Department would like to remind residents to lock your car and remove any valuables any time you leave your vehicle unattended.  Join the fight on crime by following us on Twitter@VENTURASHERIFF, Facebook, Nextdoor, Instagram @ VCSHERIFF and with Nixle by texting your zip code to 888777 to receive local law enforcement and public safety alerts and advisories.    



Prepared by:

Detective Chris Zapata (805) 494-8221



Media Release Date:

April 20th, 2017


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Tim Lohman (805) 494-8232


Approved by:

Captain Bill Schierman