Subject arrested for committing a robbery with the use of a chemical spray.
On 03/31/22, deputies from the Thousand Oaks Police Department responded to a robbery that had occurred in the 1st block of Megan Place. Upon arrival, they learned the victim had placed an ad on a social media platform offering to sell video games.
The suspect contacted the victim and arranged a meeting for the suspect to buy one or more of these video games. When the suspect arrived at the meeting, he produced a large can of chemical agent and sprayed the victim’s face, neck, and upper body with it. The suspect was able to take property from the victim and flee the area.
During the course of the subsequent investigation, detectives with the East County Major Crimes Unit were able to identify the suspect as Christopher Baselyos. On 05/24/22, detectives located Baselyos in the city of Moorpark. Patrol units with the Moorpark Police Department assisted detectives in taking Baselyos into custody.
Baselyos was booked into the East County Jail for 211 PC – Robbery. His bail was set at $200,000 and his court date was set for 05/26/22 at 1:30 pm.