Press release - Robberies to Businesses

Published 11/4/2010 (all press releases for this day)

John Crombach
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT: Robberies to Businesses
DATE/TIME: 11-2-10 – 1400
11-2-10 – 1410
LOCATION: Payless Shoe Source – 2051 N. Rose Ave.
Thrifty Gas Station – 1501 W. Gonzales Rd.
VICTIM(S): Payless Shoe Source and Thrifty Gas
SUSPECT(S): S-1 – W, M, 27, 5’7, 160, dark sweatshirt, dark baseball cap
S-2 – W, M, 27, 5’8, 160, black t-shirt, dark shorts
SUSPECT VEHICLE(S): Older Model Reddish colored SUV
LOSS: US Currency
PREPARED BY: Detective Charles Buttell 385-7665
Detective Charles Buttell 385-7665


On 11-2-10 officers from the Oxnard Police Department responded to two robberies at local businesses that occurred approximately 10 minutes apart. The first occurred at the Payless Shoe Source located at 2051 N. Rose Avenue. One suspect approached the clerk, simulated a weapon, and demanded cash. The other suspect was seen in the area. The victim handed the suspects cash and they fled on foot.

The second robbery occurred approximately 10 minutes later at the Thrifty Gas Station located at 1501 W. Gonzales Road. A single suspect entered the business, approached the clerk, and demanded cash from the register. The victim handed the suspect cash and then fled in an older model reddish colored SUV.

Both robberies have similar suspect descriptions, however it is unknown if they are related at this time. Anyone who witnessed the robberies or that has information is urged to contact Detective Charles Buttell at 805-385-7665 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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