Press release - Robbery with a knife

Published 11/17/2010 (all press releases for this day)

Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT: Robbery with a knife
DATE/TIME: 11-16-2010 at 11:35 A.M.
LOCATION: Towne & Country Market 611 W. First St.
VICTIM(S): 69 year old female Oxnard resident – Not injured.
69 year old male Oxnard resident – Not injured.
SUSPECT(S): Miguel Angel Cardenas, 33 years old, Oxnard
SUSPECT VEHICLE(S): 2001, Black, VW Jetta, 4-door
LOSS: 12 Pack of Budweiser Beer & 1-Quart Bottle of Orange Juice
PREPARED BY: Detective Steven Funk
Detective Steven F. Funk (805) 385-7796


On 11-16-2010, at approximately 11:35 A.M., Oxnard Police Officers contacted the victim’s of a robbery that occurred at the Towne and Country Market located at 611 W. First Street, Oxnard. Suspect Miguel Cardenas entered the store and selected beer from the cold storage area of the market along with a bottle of Orange Juice. The suspect started to exit the store without paying for the items when he was contacted by the owners of the store and asked to pay for the items. Suspect Cardenas pulled out a large knife and brandished it at the owners causing them to move out of the way. Suspect Cardenas exited the store and got into an awaiting vehicle. The owners were able to obtain the license plate to the suspect vehicle and officers were able to locate the suspect vehicle in the 300 block of North Harrison Ave. Oxnard Police Officers observed suspect Cardenas walk out of the residence holding the stolen beer. Officers contacted Cardenas and took him into custody without further incident. The items taken in the robbery were recovered.

Anyone with further information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Steven F. Funk at (805) 385-7796, e-mail 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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