Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release
Early this morning two male juveniles robbed the 7-Eleven convenience store located on Patterson Road at gunpoint and fled the area. The clerk was unharmed and the juveniles left with an undisclosed amount of cash. Approximately 30 minutes later, while officers were still investigating this first robbery, a passing motorist told officers that there were a couple of suspicious individuals hanging out at the 7-Eleven located at 1501 W. Fifth Street and he provided them with a description of the vehicle they were in. As officers were en route to check the second store they were informed that an armed robbery had just occurred there.
Officers saturated the neighborhoods and found the suspect vehicle in the area of the Oxnard Performing Arts Center. The driver immediately sped out of the area in an attempt to evade the officers. The driver drove into Durley Park where he lost control of the vehicle. Once the officers took the two occupants into custody they found the handgun and stolen money inside the vehicle which turned out to be stolen as well. It was also discovered that the handgun was a non-functioning replica.
Both juveniles were arrested for the robberies, possession of the stolen vehicle, and looting. They were later lodged into juvenile hall.