News Story


Thousand Oaks - Stolen Armored Van
10/29/2012 11:30:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Stolen Armored Van

Report Number:



1400 block of East Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, California 91360

Date & Time:

Oct. 26, 2012 @ 9:58 a.m.

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Department Patrol,  Thousand Oaks Investigations Bureau,


An armored van was stolen Friday morning during a brazen mid-morning theft in front of a Thousand Oaks office building. Two employees of LA Federal Armored Services, Incorporated parked the armored vehicle in front of the offices of the Conejo Valley Unified School District on Janss Road.

The men locked the vehicle and entered the offices for a money pick-up. When they emerged from the building, the vehicle was gone.

Deputies were on scene quickly and began searching the surrounding area for the stolen vehicle. The search included K-9's and a sheriff's helicopter as well as notifications to surrounding law enforcement agencies.

Deputies located the abandoned armored van on a residential street within mile of Janss Road.

The investigation is continuing and investigators are attempting to determine who was responsible for the crime and how much money was missing from the van.

Anyone who was in the area of 1400 E. Janss Road, or the area of Whitecliff Road and Spalding Street at the time of this incident is asked to contact investigators at (805)494-8201.

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).

Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Sgt. Eric Buschow

Media Release Date:

Oct. 26, 2012

Follow-Up Contact:

Sgt. Eric Buschow (805)947-8129

Approved by:

Captain Stephen Wade