News Story


Thousand Oaks Bank Robbery
5/8/2011 12:39:00 PM


Nature of Incident: Bank Robberies

Location: Chase Bank, 148 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA

Date & Time/ RB#: May 4, 2011 @ 3:50 p.m. / 11-10032
May 7, 2011 @ 11:30 a.m. / 11- 10301

Unit Responsible: Ventura County Sheriff East County Major Crimes / Federal Bureau of Investigation

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (W)itnesses Date
(S1) Black Male, 5'9 -5'10, 200-250, 25-35 years old May 4, 2011 (S2) Black Male, 5'8 ' 5'9, 190-220, 25-30 years old May 7, 2011
On May 4, 2011 and May 7, 2011, different suspects robbed a branch of Chase Bank, located at 148 W. Hillcrest Drive. There were no injuries during either heist, and both suspects fled the bank within minutes, carrying an undisclosed amount of cash. Both suspects used a demand note, and no weapons were seen.

The investigation is being handled by the East CountyMajor Crimes Unit in conjunction with the FBI. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspects or their whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Jon Smith at (805) 494-8201, or Special Agent Pat Conley of the FBI at (310) 629-9553 or (310) 477-6565 (24 hours). Please see the attached images of the suspects.

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). The FBI will also offer a reward for information in this matter.

Officer Preparing Release: Detective Jon R. Smith

Follow-up Contact: Det. Jon R. Smith (805) 494-8216 / Special Agent Pat Conley (310) 629-9553

Date of Release: May 7, 2011

Approved By: Captain Tim Hagel

Ventura County Sheriff's Department
800 N Victoria Ave
San Buenaventura, CA 93003

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

Don Aguilar
Patrol Services