Press release - Armed Robbery to a Business with a Handgun

Published 10/26/2010 (all press releases for this day)

John Crombach
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT: Armed Robbery to a Business with a Handgun
DATE/TIME: 10/26/2010, 1102 hours
LOCATION: 801 Cooper Rd. (Leon’s Pharmacy)
VICTIM(S): 28 year old Oxnard resident
SUSPECT(S): Hispanic male, early 20’s, 5’-5”, 150 lbs. black short hair, Black “Nike” brand jacket, Blue bandana covering face.
PROPERTY: Unknown amount of U.S. currency and several bottles of prescription pills.
PREPARED BY: Detective Steven F. Funk (805) 385-7796
Detective Charles Buttell
(805) 385-7765 Cell# 805-797-6106


On 10/26/2010 at approximately 1102 hours officers were dispatched to 801 Cooper Rd. reference an armed robbery to Leon’s Pharmacy. The pharmacy is located across the street from Ramona Elementary School.

The suspect entered the store and told the clerk he wanted the cash from the register and several pharmaceutical drugs. The suspect displayed a handgun at the clerk while making his demands. After obtaining the cash the suspect fled on foot southbound on Bonita Ave. across Cooper Rd. Officers checked the area for the suspect but were unable to locate him.

An investigation is continuing.

Investigators are requesting that anyone with information regarding this case to call Detective Charles Buttell at (805) 385-7765 or if you wish to remain anonymous you can call the Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (805) 385-8255.

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