News Story


Camarillo 7-11 Robbery Suspects Arrested
10/12/2017 11:45:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Camarillo 7-11 Robbery Suspects Arrested

Report Number:



Carmen Drive at Daily Drive, City of Camarillo

Date & Time:

09/26/2017, at about 3:15 a.m.

Unit(s) Responsible:

Camarillo Patrol, Camarillo Detectives, Camarillo SED, Sheriff Major Crimes, FBI

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

City of Residence


(S) Martin Prado

(S) Arlene Hokafonu



Port Hueneme




On 09/26/2017, a robbery occurred at the 7-11 store located on Carmen Drive near Daily Drive in the city of Camarillo.  At about 3:15 a.m., a male entered 7-11 armed with a weapon and threatened the clerk.  The suspect assaulted the clerk and stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the register before fleeing the store.  No one was injured during the robbery.  The weapon used by the suspect was described as being similar to a screwdriver.


Over the next couple days, with the assistance of the Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail (SED), Sheriff's Major Crimes detectives identified (S) Martin Prado as the robbery suspect.  Detectives also identified an associate of Martin Prado, (S) Arlene Hokafonu, as an accomplice to the robbery. 


Martin Prado is currently on probation with search terms for an unrelated offense. 


On 10/11/2017, detectives from the Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit and Camarillo SED executed a probation search at Prado's residence in Camarillo and search warrant at Hokafonu's residence in Port Hueneme.  Both Prado and Hokafonu were taken into custody at the time of the searches by detectives.  During the searches, evidence linking Prado and Hokafonu to the 7-11 robbery was located.


Sheriff's Major Crimes detectives arrested Prado and Hokafonu for PC 182(a)(1) ' [Conspiracy to Commit a Crime] and PC 211 ' [Robbery].  Both Prado and Hokafonu are scheduled to appear in Ventura County Superior Court for arraignment on 10/13/2017, at 1330 hours.  Prado's bail is currently set at $65,000 while Hokafonu's bail is currently set at $50,000. 


Prepared by:

Detective Jarrod Foote


News Release Date:



Media Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Jarrod Foote

(805) 797-6402


Sergeant Ron Chips

(805) 765-0617



Approved by:

Captain Robert Thomas