Press release - 211 PC – Robbery - 182(a)(1)PC - Conspiracy

Published 4/27/2010 (all press releases for this day)

John Crombach
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT: 211 PC – Robbery
182(a)(1)PC - Conspiracy
DATE/TIME: 4-26-10/0345 Hours
LOCATION: 1600-block of South Oxnard Boulevard, Oxnard
VICTIM(S): 40 year-old, Oxnard resident
32 year-old, Oxnard resident
SUSPECT(S): Dante Payne, 23 year-old, Oxnard resident
David Lumas, 21 year-old, Oxnard resident
WITNESS(ES): 22 year-old, Oxnard resident
SUSPECT VEHICLE(S): Silver 4 door vehicle, In custody
LOSS: Unknown amount of currency
PREPARED BY: Detective Roger Garcia
Detective Roger Garcia (805) 385-7688


On 4-26-10, officers were patrolling the 1600-block of South Oxnard Boulevard when they saw a silver 4 door vehicle that matched the description of a vehicle recently used in several robberies which occurred over the weekend. The suspects driving this silver vehicle were described as 2 African American males in their mid 20’s. Officers eventually contacted the solo driver, Dante Payne, and during the course of the investigation, officers located several large knives in Payne’s vehicle. Payne was later taken into custody for possessing a deadly weapon and the vehicle was impounded.

As the investigation continued, investigators discovered Payne associates with David Lumas, who also matched the description of the recent robbery suspects. Photographic line up’s were shown to the victims and witness and they were able to identify Payne and Lumas as the suspects in the robberies from over the weekend. Payne was charged with 2 counts of robbery and conspiracy while Lumas was charged with 1 count of robbery and conspiracy.

Both suspects were booked at Ventura County Main Jail Facility and their bail is set at $500,000.00.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to contact Detective Roger Garcia at 805-385-7688 or you may leave a message on the Violent Crimes Hotline at 805-982-7070. To give an anonymous tip, call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

An investigation is continuing.

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