Thousand Oaks - Three in Custody After Midday Bank Robbery and Pursuit
7/3/2013 7:20:00 AM
Nature of Incident:
Three in Custody After Midday Bank Robbery and Pursuit
Citibank 33 N. Moorpark Rd. Thousand Oaks, Ca.
Date & Time:
July 2, 2013 @ 11:25 am
Ventura County Sheriff's Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Los Angeles Police Department, California Highway Patrol
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent
City of Residence
(S) Eric Denmark
(S) Spencer Rondon Thomas
(S) Khristina Mancilla
Three suspects were captured Tuesday in Los Angeles after robbing a Thousand Oaks bank and leading deputies on a chase that ended near Winnetka Avenue and US 101 in the San Fernando Valley.
Two men entered the bank while a woman waited outside for them in a vehicle. The men jumped the counter and took an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing the area in a white sedan.
Witnesses described the suspects and their vehicle, and deputies were able to locate the suspects driving into Los Angeles on the 101 freeway. As deputies from both Ventura and Los Angeles counties, along with CHP officers tried to stop the suspect vehicle, there was a brief pursuit along Ventura Boulevard. The suspects then abandoned their car and fled on foot.
Two of the suspects were captured shortly after running from the vehicle. The third evaded capture until he was found hiding in a shed. That suspect, who was later identified as Spencer Thomas, was bitten by a sheriff's K-9 before being taken into custody. Investigators recovered cash and other evidence related to the robbery where the suspects were captured.
Investigators believe the same suspects are responsible for several other robberies that have occurred in Southern California recently.
Detectives from the Thousand Oaks Police Major Crimes Unit and the FBI are continuing the investigation.
Sgt. Eric Buschow
Media Release Date:
July 2, 2013
Sgt. Eric Buschow (805)947-8129
Captain Melissa Smith