News release - 6/7/2012

Published 6/7/2012 (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 suspect 
DATE/TIME June 5, 2012 at 2 p.m. 
LOCATION Ventura County Court 
SUSPECT Blas Arzabal 9/10/63, Oxnard resident 
CONTACT Mónica Muñoz Community Affairs Manager / PIO
(805) 385-7631

(Oxnard, CA) On January 17, 2012 at about 11:08 p.m. a male suspect entered the Oxnard Donuts located in the 2500 block of Saviers Road. The suspect approached the clerk, brandished a handgun and demanded money. The clerk complied and the suspect took an unknown amount of money and fled the business.
The case was assigned to the OPD Violent Crimes Unit. During the investigation, robbery detectives were able to identify the suspect as Blas Arzabal (9/10/63), a 48-year-old Oxnard resident. Detectives learned that Arzabal was scheduled to appear at the Ventura County Superior Court on June 5, 2012 on a separate case.
At about 2:00 p.m. detectives observed Arzabal inside the courthouse and arrested him without incident. Arzabal was booked into the Ventura County Jail.
If anyone has information about the robbery, they are encouraged to call Detective Jaime Miranda at (805) 385-7665.  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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