Contact: Watch Commander, (805) 339-4416
Release Prepared by: Commander Rick Murray
Incident: Attempted Residential Armed Robberies with Arrests
Location: 100 block of Reata Av and 5000 Block of Shenandoah St
Date/Time Occurred: Between 12/6/21 0005 hrs and 12/7/21 0530 hrs
Officer(s) Involved: Patrol, Detectives
Report #: 21-80382, 21-80643
On 12/06/21, at about 0005 hours, the Ventura Police Command Center received a 911 call to the 100 block of Reata Ave regarding an attempted armed robbery.
Officers arrived in scene and contacted the victims who said they were unloading groceries from their vehicle when they were confronted by two suspects armed with handguns. The suspects demanded money from the victims and attempted to enter the victim’s residence. The victims did not comply with the suspects, and they fled in a vehicle parked nearby.
On 12/7/21 at about 0530 hours the Ventura Police Command Center received a 911 call in the 5000 block of Shenandoah St. regarding suspicious circumstances. Two suspects were at the victim’s residence knocking on the door stating they were security officers from the complex and they needed them to come outside.
The victim called the police as the suspects remained at the front door. Officers arrived on scene and immediately detained one suspect wearing a security jacket. The second suspect was stopped in a vehicle attempting to flee the area.
The ensuing investigation revealed that the suspects were the same from both incidents. The suspect that was detained in from of the residence on Shenandoah St was in possession of two loaded handguns.
The suspects were identified as:
Joseph Felix Damion 11/30/1991 of Oxnard and was arrested for two counts of attempted armed robbery and two counts of conspiracy to commit robbery.
Kang Sooyoung 6/8/1994 of Los Angeles and was arrested for two counts of attempted armed robbery, two counts of conspiracy to commit robbery, felon in possession of a loaded handgun, and a violation of parole.
No victims were injured during the commission of these crimes.
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