News release - 8/14/2012

Published 8/14/2012 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT:  Robbery (Bank of the West)
DATE/TIME:  August 13, 2012 @ 4:06 P.M.
LOCATION:  371 E. Esplanade Dr.
SUSPECT(S):  Dark skinned Indian or Hispanic male; 5’-8”, 190 lbs. late 40’s to early fifties, Tan colored leisure style hat, Blue denim long sleeved shirt, clear glasses, wearing a shoulder length wig.
PREPARED BY:  Detective Steven Funk
 Det. Steven Funk (805) 385-7796

On August 13, 2012, at about 04:06 p.m., a male suspect entered the Bank of the West located at 371 E. Esplanade Dr. The suspect approached the teller window and handed the female teller a note that demanded money. The teller handed an undisclosed amount of money to the suspect.  The suspect fled the bank in an easterly direction on foot towards the Home Depot retail store. The suspect met up with a Hispanic female driver who entered an older model white possibly Toyota Camry or Corolla. The vehicle was last seen fleeing north bound through the parking lot.       
Oxnard police officers and investigators responded and interviewed several witnesses.  FBI agents also assisted in the investigation. Investigators are currently working several leads. 
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call Oxnard PD at (805) 385-7740 or Detective Steven Funk at (805) 385-7796. 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 submit a tip via text or email. You can also contact the FBI, attention Special Agent Bernard Riedel at 1-310-477-6565 or

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