News release - 5/18/2012

Published 6/4/2012 (all press releases for this day)


Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief

OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT

NEWS RELEASE

INCIDENT Arrest of robbery suspects 
DATE/TIME May 18, 2012 
LOCATION Robberies occurred in April and May at various locations in
South Oxnard 
CONTACT Mónica Muñoz Community Affairs Manager / PIO
(805) 385-7631 monica.munoz@oxnardpd.org

Beginning in April of this year a series of armed street robberies occurred in area of 2300 South “J” Street. Most of the victims were between 12-14 years old and attended junior high schools in the area. In each robbery, the suspects were armed with a knife.
 
Robbery detectives from the Oxnard Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit identified the two suspects. Both suspects are 17 years old and are members of a local criminal street gang. On 5/18/12, the two suspects were arrested by detectives and booked into the Ventura County Juvenile Facility. Both of them were charged with five counts of armed robbery, conspiracy to commit a felony, and the gang enhancement charge.
 
If anyone has information about any of these incidents, they are encouraged to call the Oxnard PD at (805) 385-7740 or Detective Velazquez at (805) 385-3982.  If you wish to remain anonymous you may call the violent crimes hotline at (805) 982-7070 or Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. You can also visit this site http://www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org/contactus.aspx to submit a tip via text or email.
 
 

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