UPDATE: Armed Robberies at Ventura College and the Chase Bank

UPDATE:

On Wednesday November 26th 8:40pm, the Ventura Police Communication Center received a 911 call from a victim of an armed robbery at the entrance to the Imperial Mobile Home Park at 5067 Thille Street. Officers arrived on scene within minutes and searched for the suspect but were unsuccessful in locating him.

Officers learned that the victim was skateboarding on Thille Street near the front of the Imperial Mobile Home Park where the suspect confronted him. The suspect demanded the victim’s skateboard while pointing a dark colored handgun at him. The suspect took the victim’s skateboard and told him to walk into the Mobile Home Park and not look back. The victim followed the suspect’s demands and the suspect fled in an unknown direction with the victim’s skateboard.

The victim said the suspect had a similar description and was wearing a red devil mask that was previously described to officers last date. No one was injured during the commission of this crime.

It is currently believed that the same suspect is responsible for both crimes on 11-25-14 and this new crime on 11-26-14 based on the distinctive similarities in the suspect description and actions. Anyone who may have seen someone either matching this description or in possession of a similar mask in the area of the robberies is strongly urged to contact the Ventura Police Department at (805) 339-4309.

 

On Tuesday evening, just past 10:15 pm on November 25th, Ventura College police were notified of an armed robbery that had just occurred in a parking lot located on the northwest side of the campus. Officers learned the suspect Hispanic males 20’s, light complexion, wearing red devil mask, light colored sweatshirt & jeans, had approached the victim.  He brandished a dark handgun and demanded the victim’s belongings. The victim complied with the suspect’s demands and relinquished his property and then fled on foot in an unknown direction.

Ventura College was placed on temporary lockdown due to the severity of this crime and the undetermined location of the suspect. Ventura College Police and VPD patrol officers searched the campus and determined the suspect had fled the area shortly after the crime. The campus was reopened at approximately11:30pm.

Less than an hour later at 10:55pm, the Ventura Police Communication Center received a 911 call from a second victim who was reporting having just been the victim of an armed robbery at the Chase Bank located at 310 S. Wells Road. Officers learned the victim had approached the bank’s ATM when the suspect confronted him, displayed a handgun and demanded the victim’s money. The victim was then forced to withdraw and undisclosed amount of cash from the ATM. The suspect took the victim’s money and was last seen running east through the parking lot.

Officers searched the surrounding area but were unsuccessful in locating the suspect. No one was injured during the commission of these two crimes.

it is currently believed that the same suspect is responsible for both crimes based on the distinctive similarities in the suspect description. Anyone who may have seen someone either matching this description or in possession of similar mask in the area of the robberies is strongly urged to contact the Ventura Police Department at (805) 339-4309.

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