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Saticoy - Suspects Arrested in Connection With Recent Wireless Store Robbery
4/29/2013 8:30:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Lupita's Wireless Robbery

Report Number:



Lupita's Wireless 1547 Los Angeles Avenue Suite #101 Saticoy, CA

Date & Time:

03/29/2013 @ 3:00 PM

Unit(s) Responsible:

Sheriff's Gang Unit

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

City of Residence


Krista Munoz

Ruben Desoto

Eric Mahoney                                                                               









On March 29th, 2013, patrol deputies, Sheriff's Major Crimes detectives, and the Sheriff's Gang Unit responded to a robbery that just occurred at Lupita's Wireless located in the unincorporated community of Saticoy.  The suspects in the robbery brandished a handgun at the store employee and stole several expensive cell phones.  Witnesses described a white female and two Hispanic males as the suspects in the robbery.


The Sheriff's Gang Unit conducted an investigation into the robbery and identified Krista Munoz, Ruben Desoto and Eric Mahoney as the suspects in the robbery. Through the investigation, Detectives learned that the subjects had also committed several commercial burglaries in which power tools and other items were stolen.   


On 04-24-13, Sheriff's Gang Unit detectives conducted surveillance on a residence in the 3600 block of A Court in Oxnard.  Munoz and Desoto were taken into custody after they were seen leaving the residence. Detectives returned to the residence with a search warrant.  Evidence from the robbery was recovered.


Munoz and Desoto were booked at the Main Jail for 211 PC ' Robbery and 182(a)(1) PC ' Conspiracy to commit a crime.   Mahoney was already in custody in Santa Barbara County on charges unrelated to the robbery and a warrant was submitted for his arrest. 



Prepared by:

Detective Gabriel Gonzales


Media Release Date:

April 27th, 2013


Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Gabriel Gonzales @ 805-654-3548


Approved by:

Captain Luis Obregon



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).