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Deputies Arrest Supects Involved in Thousand Oaks Street Robberies
6/27/2013 5:30:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Thousand Oaks Robbery Suspects Arrested

Report Number:

RB# 13-13452, 13-13454, 13-13584, 13-13742, 13-13743, 13-13746


City of Thousand Oaks

Date & Time:

06-27-13 11:30 AM

Unit Responsible:

East County Major Crimes, Thousand Oaks SEU, Sheriff's Gang Unit

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

City of Residence



(S) Alvarez, Daniel

(S) Juvenile

El Rio

El Rio








On 06-18-13 and 06-21-13, the Thousand Oaks Police Department responded to six separate armed street robberies throughout the city.  In several of the crimes, a handgun was displayed by at least one of the suspects.  It was determined the crimes were related and an investigation was immediately started. 


Detectives identified a vehicle used in the crimes.   The suspect vehicle had been previously reported stolen out of Ventura County.  On 06-22-13, deputies from the Sheriff's Gang Unit and Thousand Oaks Special Enforcement Unit located the vehicle in the unincorporated community of El Rio.  They conducted a surveillance of the vehicle and saw that it was occupied by two male subjects who matched the description of the robbery suspects. 


The vehicle was stopped and the occupants were arrested.  The driver was identified as Daniel Alvarez and the passenger was a 14 year old juvenile.  Their residences were searched and evidence related to the crimes was located. 


Alvarez and the juvenile were initially booked on charges related to the stolen vehicle.  The District Attorney's Office later reviewed the cases and elected to file multiple robbery charges against Alvarez with an enhancement for committing them with the use of a firearm.  The juvenile was also charged with committing armed robbery.


On 06-27-13, Alvarez is scheduled to be arraigned in Superior Court.  He is currently in custody at the Main Jail with bail set at $500,000 dollars.  The juvenile in this case is being lodged at Juvenile Hall.


Anybody with information regarding these crimes is encouraged to call Detective Welty at (805) 494-8224.





Prepared by:

Sergeant Alan Hartkop


Media Release Date:

June 27, 2013


Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Todd Welty (805) 494-8224


Approved by:

Captain Mike Hartmann



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).