News Story


Camarillo - Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested
1/9/2018 4:15:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Arrest of Bank Robbery Suspect

Report Number:



Citibank; 400 block of Arneill Road, Camarillo, CA

Date & Time:

12-28-17 @ 10:20 A.M.

Unit(s) Responsible:

Sheriff's Major Crimes Bureau

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age

S- Erik Santoyo Camarillo 31


On 12-28-17, Sheriff's Major Crimes detectives arrested Erik Santoyo for an armed bank robbery

that occurred on 08-31-17, at the Citibank branch located in the 400 block of Arneill Road in

Camarillo. Santoyo was arrested at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility in Ventura where he was

already in custody for a separate bank robbery that occurred at the Ventura County Credit Union

in the city of Moorpark on 12-15-17.

On 08-31-17, Camarillo patrol deputies responded to a call of an armed bank robbery at the

Citibank branch. It was discovered that a white or Hispanic male entered the bank and produced

a hand written note demanding money. During the robbery, the suspect displayed a semiautomatic

handgun to the bank teller and fled with cash. Sheriff's Major Crimes detectives

responded to investigate the robbery.

On 12-15-17, another bank robbery occurred at the Ventura County Credit Union in Moorpark.

Based on evidence located at the scene of the Moorpark robbery, Erik Santoyo was quickly

identified as a suspect. Major Crimes detectives identified several similarities between Santoyo

and the suspect in the Citibank robbery. Major Crimes detectives worked in conjunction with

investigators from the Sheriff's East County station to locate Santoyo and take him into custody.

Search warrants were served at several locations related to Santoyo and evidence linking him to

both robberies was recovered.

The Ventura County District Attorney's Office has filed one felony count of armed robbery against

Santoyo for the Citibank robbery. He appeared in court on 12-29-17 and entered a plea of not

guilty. His next court appearance is scheduled for 01-19-18. His bail has been set at $50,000.

Prepared by:

Sgt. Ron Chips

News Release Date:


Media Follow-Up Contact:

(805) 765-0617

Sgt. Ron Chips


Approved by:


Captain Jeff Miller