Robbery and Attempted Carjacking Arrest in Oxnard

Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release

On May 30, 2020, 10:20 P.M, officers from the Oxnard Police Department responded to the 2800 block of Saviers Road regarding a robbery with a handgun.  Once on scene, officers contacted the victim, who said that he had noticed a subject attempting to take his bicycle that was locked outside of a business.  The victim confronted the suspect, who produced a handgun and told the victim to unlock his bike.  The victim, fearing for his safety, unlocked his bicycle and the suspect fled on the bike.  The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, approximately 25 years old, wearing a gray sweatshirt and black pants.

Officers were also contacted by a second victim in the area, who claimed that a suspect attempted to take his vehicle.  As the victim was seated in his vehicle, the suspect approached the victim at the driver’s side window, and told the victim to get out of of the car as he held the handle of a firearm.  The victim was able to drive away from the suspect.  The victim gave a similar description of the suspect that matched the description of the robbery suspect. 

Officers patrolling the area observed a subject matching the suspect’s description who was riding a bicycle similar to the victim’s bicycle in the area of Pleasant Valley Road and Squires Drive.  Officers contacted and detained this subject, who was positively identified by both victims.  The suspect, Martinez, was also found to be in possession of a black BB gun.  Jonathan Martinez, 21-year-old Oxnard resident was arrested for robbery and attempt carjacking. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7600.   Anyone with information regarding 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.  You can remain anonymous if you choose to do so.  You can also remain anonymous by calling the Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. You can also visit this site: www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org to submit a tip via text or email. 


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