News release - 10/30/2012

Published 10/30/2012 (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 Robbery Suspect Sought
DATE/TIME: October 30, 2012, 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: 371 W. Esplanade Dr., Oxnard
VICTIM(S): Bank of the West
SUSPECT(S): Daniel Lopez Jr., 49 years of age
Hispanic male, date of birth July 24, 1963, five foot ten inches tall, one hundred and eighty five pounds, black shaved hair, and brown eyes.  
LOSS: Undisclosed amount of money 
PREPARED BY: Sr. Officer Luis McArthur, Public Information Officer
(805) 385-7631, 
Detective Steven Funk, Robbery Unit
(805) 385-7796, 

(OXNARD, Calif) Investigators with the Oxnard and Ventura Police Departments, along with agents from the local FBI office, have identified the bank robbery suspect known as the ‘Wig-Out Bandit’. The suspect has been identified as Daniel Lopez Jr., 49 years of age. Lopez is suspected of robbing:


  1. Bank of the West in Oxnard on August 13, 2012,
  2. US Bank inside of Vons in Ventura on August 16, 2012 and
  3. Chase Bank in Ventura on August 23, 2012. 

He is also believed to be linked to other bank robberies in Oxnard and within the city of Ventura.  Law enforcement has not yet located Lopez, but warrants have been issued for his arrest. There is a felony warrant for bank robbery and a felony post release offender warrant out for his arrest. 
Lopez is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information as to his whereabouts is urged to call the Oxnard Police Department. Residents may either call 911 to report his location or the non-emergency number at (805) 385-7740. Law enforcement always encourages our residents to call police rather than attempting to contact dangerous persons.    
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.
You can also contact the FBI, attention Special Agent Bernard Riedel at 1-310-477-6565 or 


Police are asking for the public's help in tracking down a suspected bank robber in Oxnard and Ventura.
Police have identified Daniel Lopez Jr., 49, as the 'Wig-Out Bandit'.

DATE / TIME PREPARED:  October 30, 2012, 4:00 p.m. 


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