Thousand Oaks - Bank Robbers Sentenced After Series of Takeover Robberies
2/14/2014 6:00:00 PM
Nature of Incident:
Thousand Oaks bank robbers sentenced to prison
13-6462 / 13-14546
Citibank ' 33 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks
Date & Time:
3-23-13 / 7-2-13
East Valley Major Crimes Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent
City of Residence
(S) Eric Delbon Denmark
(S) Spencer Rondon Thomas
(S) Khristina Delilah Mancilla
The last two suspects in two 'take over' style bank robberies were sentenced Wednesday (2-5-14). Eric Delbon Denmark and Spencer Rondon Thomas were each sentenced to 12 years in state prison after they pled guilty to two counts of robbery and special allegations that they committed the robberies for the benefit of a street gang. They also pled guilty to resisting arrest.
All three were caught after an aware citizen contacted the Sheriff's Office with a description of the getaway vehicle. Officers and deputies from several different agencies were able to locate the vehicle as it drove south on Highway 101 in Woodland Hills. After a short vehicle pursuit, Denmark and Thomas ran off on foot. Mancilla, the getaway driver was immediately arrested. Denmark was caught a short distance away. Thomas ran across the freeway and was apprehended after he was found hiding in a shed located in the back yard of a residence. Thomas suffered a minor injury to his arm after being bit by a Sheriff's Department K9.
Denmark and Thomas are documented members of a street gang called '7 Tray Hustlers' which is a set within the well-known Crip gang. '7 Tray' stands for 73rd Street in South Los Angeles.
Mancilla was sentenced to five years in state prison on 9-24-13 after she pled guilty to the same charges as Denmark and Thomas. Mancilla admitted to being a member of this gang.
Investigators believe that the trio robbed the bank on 7-2-13 so they could use the money for their gang's yearly party which was on 7-3-13, which coincides with their gang name.
Detective Todd Welty
Media Release Date:
Detective Todd Welty (805) 947-8288
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).