News release - 10/25/2012

Published 10/25/2012 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT: Bank Armed Robbery 
DATE/TIME: October 25, 2012 at 12:11 p.m. 
LOCATION: 371 W. Esplanade Dr., Oxnard 
VICTIM(S): Bank of the West 
SUSPECT(S): Dark skinned Hispanic male, 5’-8”, 175-185 lbs., late 40’s to early 50’s, black baseball cap with the letter “B” on the front of the cap, black colored pullover style sweatshirt with “Lakers” logo on front, tan colored pants, and sunglasses. 
SUSPECT VEHICLE(S): White compact  
LOSS: Undisclosed amount of money 
PREPARED BY: Detective Steven Funk, Robbery Unit, (805) 385-7796, 
Detective Steven Funk, Robbery Unit, (805) 385-7796, 

On October 25, 2012, at about 12:11 p.m. the Oxnard Police Department responded to a bank robbery at Bank of the West located at 371 West Esplanade Drive in Oxnard.  The suspect entered the bank and approached a teller window.  The suspect pointed a black handgun at the female teller and demanded money.  Fearing for her safety, the teller complied with the suspect’s demands and handed an undisclosed amount of money to the suspect.  The suspect fled south from the entrance to the bank and entered a compact white vehicle which was parked in the immediate area. The vehicle was last seen fleeing southbound on Hwy 101.       
The Oxnard Police Department and the FBI are investigating this crime.  The suspect is believed to be the “Wigged Out Bandit” that committed a previous bank robbery at this same bank on August 13, 2012.  He is also believed to have committed three other bank robberies in the City of Ventura.  
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 

Bank of the West robbery suspect 10/25/12
DATE / TIME PREPARED:  10/25/12, 5:13 p.m. 

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