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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday May 18th, 2010 :: 04:09 p.m. PDT


Bank Robbery of First California Bank in Thousand Oaks

Nature of Incident: Bank Robbery

Location: First California Bank 11 E. Hillcrest Dr. Thousand Oaks

Date & Time/ RB#: May 18, 2010 @ 10:35 a.m. / 10-11897

Unit Responsible: Thousand Oaks Police Department Major Crimes Unit


Two armed men wearing ski masks stormed inside a Thousand Oaks bank Tuesday morning, leaving with an undisclosed amount of cash.

One of the suspects used his handgun to strike an employee on the back of her head, causing a minor injury. Paramedics treated the employee at the scene. The suspect had told the teller she wasn’t moving fast enough when she was ordered to walk to the vault.

The two suspects left the area in a white sedan. Deputies arrived on scene quickly, but were unable to locate the suspects or their vehicle.

Witnesses described the first suspect as a black male, approximately 5’10” to 5’11” and weighing 185-190 pounds, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, gray ski mask, gray sweat pants, and white tennis shoes.

The second suspect was described as a black male, approximately 5’7” to 5’9” with a medium build, wearing a dark sweatshirt, gray ski mask, and dark pants. Both suspects appeared to be in their 20’s or 30’s.

Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to call Detective Jon Smith at (805)494-8216, or Special Agent Patrick Conley of the Ventura FBI office at (805)642-3995.

Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime. The caller may remain anonymous. The call is not recorded. Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

Officer Preparing Release: Detective Eric Buschow

Follow-up Contact: Detective Eric Buschow (805)494-8226 / (805)947-8129

Date of Release: May 18, 2010

Approved By: Captain Bruce Watlington

Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93009

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

11 E Hillcrest Dr
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

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