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Deputies Seeking Public's Help in Identifying Thousand Oaks Smart & Final Robbery Suspect
3/22/2013 8:30:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Gunman Robs Thousand Oaks Smart & Final Store

Report Number:



2222 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, Ca 91320

Date & Time:

03/19/2013 @ 8:40 PM

Unit Responsible:

East County Major Crimes Unit

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

City of Residence



(S) Unknown






A man armed with a handgun robbed the Smart & Final store in Thousand Oaks.  The suspect approached the cashier clerk, displayed a handgun, and demanded money from the cash register.  After getting an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect ran through the parking lot and was last seen leaving the scene in a 1990's white sedan.


Witnesses described the suspect as a Hispanic male about 35 years old, approximately         5'-11', weighing approximately 275 lbs, and clean shaven.  He was wearing a white or light colored baseball cap, a light colored long sleeve button down shirt, baggy blue jeans, and white tennis shoes.


Anyone with information about the robbery or the suspect is asked to contact Det Mike Ferguson with the East County Major Crimes Unit at (805) 494-8222/ e-mail



Prepared by:

Det Mike Ferguson


Media Release Date:



Follow-Up Contact:

Det Mike Ferguson

Desk (805) 494-8222


Approved by:

Sgt Alan Hartkop



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).