News Story


Ojai - Man Robbed at Gunpoint After Using ATM
11/28/2012 2:15:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Robbery Investigation

Report Number:



1200 block of Maricopa Highway, Ojai, CA

Date & Time:

November 22, 2012 @ 11:37 PM

Unit Responsible:

Ojai Police Department Investigations

Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit








At about 11:37 p.m. on November 22, 2012, the Ojai Police Department received a call of a robbery that had just occurred in the 1200 block of Maricopa Highway.  Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the victim who stated they had just walked away from the ATM when a male subject approached.  The subject demanded the victim's money and then pointed a handgun at the victim.  The victim gave money to the suspect, who fled the area prior to deputies arrival.


Victim and witnesses described the suspect as a Hispanic male in his 20's to 30's.  The suspect was believed to be associated with a light colored sport utility vehicle.


The Ojai Police Department reminds people to be aware and alert while using an ATM late at night.  We would also advise people who use an ATM late at night to be accompanied and not alone, if possible.    


The Ojai Police Department is requesting the public's assistance in solving this case.  We request anyone with information to contact investigators at (805) 646-1414.



Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Detective Mike Harris

Media Release Date:

November 27, 2012

Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Mike Harris / (805) 646-1414

Approved by:

Sergeant Steve Arthur


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).