Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release
On 3/23/20, at approximately 8:50 p.m., officers were dispatched to a carjacking that just occurred near Fourth and E Street. The victim reported he was playing basketball with another person when they were approached by two suspects. One suspect removed a handgun from his waistband, pointed it at the victim, and demanded the keys to his vehicle. The victim complied and handed over his keys. One of the suspects entered the victim’s vehicle and fled westbound on Fourth Street. The second suspect entered a separate vehicle parked nearby and drove away.
Responding officers arrived on scene within a couple minutes and located the stolen vehicle near the intersection of Fourth and F Street. As an officer attempted to contact the suspect in the vehicle, the suspect fled on foot. Officers conducted an extensive perimeter search, lasting two hours, using police K-9’s and unmanned aerial vehicles. Officers were unable to locate the suspect. During the search, officers located a loaded firearm in a backyard. The stolen vehicle was processed for evidence then returned to the victim.
SUSPECTS: Two Hispanic males, 20 years old
Anyone with information regarding this case or other criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7600, or online via the Oxnard Police Department’s website: www.oxnardpd.org, and clicking on Report Suspicious Activity. Any witness can also remain anonymous by calling the Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477, or visiting www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org to submit a tip via text or email.