News Story


Thousand Oaks - Suspects Sought in Fast Food Robberies
12/16/2013 5:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Suspects sought in fast food robberies

Report Number:

13-27013 / 13-28069


Taco Bell 1928 E. Avenida De Los Arboles

Taco Bell 1330 N. Moorpark Road


Date & Time:

12-3-13 @ 3:50 p.m.

12-16-13 @ 4:00 p.m.


Unit Responsible:

East County Major Crimes Unit











Investigators are seeking the public's help in identifying suspects wanted in two fast food robberies that have occurred in less than two weeks.


The first incident occurred on 12-3-13 at the Taco Bell restaurant on E. Avenida De Los Arboles.  The lone suspect entered the restaurant and ordered food.  When the clerk opened the cash drawer, the suspect removed a hammer from inside his shorts and demanded money from the register.  After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect fled the scene and got into a maroon colored Jeep Cherokee (see attached video/photos).  The Jeep Cherokee drove through the Vons shopping center and was last seen turning southbound onto Erbes Road.  Detectives believe there are two other occupants in the vehicle.


The second incident occurred on 12-16-13 at the Taco Bell restaurant located on N. Moorpark Road.  Authorities believe the same suspect as the first robbery, entered this establishment with a second suspect.  The first suspect ordered a drink.  When the clerk opened the register, the second suspect stepped up to the counter, displayed a knife and demanded the money from the register.  After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, both suspects exited the restaurant and were last seen eastbound in the alley behind the shopping center businesses.  No vehicle was seen in this incident.      


Anyone with information about either of these robberies is asked to contact Detective Todd Welty at (805) 494-8224 or Ventura County Crime Stoppers.  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).



Prepared by:

Detective Todd Welty


Media Release Date:



Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Jason Robarts

(805) 947-8108


Approved by:

Sergeant Alan Hartkop