Simi Valley Police Department – Incident Press Release
On 3/21/19, at around 7:08 PM, the Simi Valley Police Department was contacted by an employee of “T-Mobile”, 2272 Tapo St. Simi Valley. The employee stated that the business had just been robbed and the suspects had stolen several iPhones. The suspects, a hispanic male and a black female were last seen fleeing in a black Ford Fiesta. As SVPD units searched the area, the vehicle was spotted eastbound on SR 118. When sufficient police units arrived to assist, a traffic stop was initiated on the Ford Fiesta in the area of San Fernando Mission Blvd. and Balboa Blvd, Granada Hills. Both suspects were detained and the missing property was recovered.
The investigation revealed that both suspects entered the business and demanded the iphones, with the Hispanic male stating he had a handgun. He then forced the “T-Mobile” employee to the back room where the iphones were taken. After placing the iphones in a duffel bag, both suspects fled the scene in the Black Ford Fiesta. The suspects were identified as Martin Sandoval ( 9/25/89) and Ravensky Butler (3/30/92), both of Los Angeles. Both suspects were booked at the Ventura County Jail for 211 PC, Robbery and 207 PC, Kidnapping.
The Simi Valley Police Department would like to remind the public that if you are ever the victim of a robbery, COMPLY. Give up your money or your merchandise—don’t risk being seriously injured or worse! Property can be replaced.