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Fillmore - Detectives Seek Public's Help to Identify Purse Thief
4/24/2014 8:00:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Public's Assistance Sought To Identify Purse Thief

Report Number:



East alley of the 300 block of Central Avenue, Fillmore

Date & Time:

March 26, 2014 @ 3:00 PM

Unit(s) Responsible:

Fillmore Police Department - Investigations

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

City of Residence


Unknown young male




The Fillmore Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in identifying a suspect involved in the theft of a purse. 


At approximately 3:10 p.m., on March 26, 2014, the victim was working in the alley in the 300 block of Central Avenue and had momentarily left her purse unattended.  A video captured the suspect pictured walking through the alley, approach the purse, pick it up, and run away with it.  The purse was recovered a short time later nearby, but was missing a large amount of cash.


There is full video of the incident available for review.  If you can identify this person, please contact Detective John Fox from the Fillmore station (805) 524-2233 or Detective Taurino Almazan.  .   


Prepared by:

Detective John Fox


Media Release Date:

April 24, 2014


Follow-Up Contact:

Detective John Fox (805) 524-2233 or


Approved by:

Captain Dave Wareham



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).