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



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

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 to submit a tip via text or email.


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