Update 11/7/12 from Thousand Oaks PD City Watch Update:
Thousand Oaks Police Detectives are working hard at solving these cases. We are trying to identify and stop the suspects from further burglaries. We are asking for the public's help in reporting any suspicious vehicles or persons in your neighborhood.
Things to look for:
- Vehicles driving slow on your street
- Parked vehicles which are occupied
- Unknown vehicles parked in front of neighbors homes
- Suspicious subjects or unknown people walking through your neighborhood.
- Suspicious subjects walking toward or away from your neighbor’s homes that you cannot identify as your neighbors.
If you are on a walk or run I encourage you to carry your cell phone so you can call in suspicious persons or vehicles while you are out. If you have a camera feature on your phone take photographs of vehicles or suspicious persons if possible and without detection. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO APPREHEND OR INTERFERE WITH THE SUSPECTS.
If you see anyone who appears suspicious or suspicious vehicles in your neighborhood you are asked to call sheriff’s dispatch immediately at (805) 654 9511 or 911.
Update 11/5/12 from TOPD: At about 2:50 p.m. on November 2, 2012, the Thousand Oaks Police Department received a call of a burglary in progress in the 3900 block of Cloverleaf Street in Thousand Oaks. Upon arrival, officers discovered that several suspects entered the victim’s residence while they were away and stole property. Police officers, assisted by a Ventura County Sheriff’s helicopter and two canine units, thoroughly searched the area and determined the suspects had fled prior to officers’ arrival.
Witnesses described three of the suspects as black males in their 20’s to 30’s. The suspects were also believed to be associated with two vehicles. They were described as a dark sedan and a light colored sport utility vehicle. At this point, investigators are considering the possibility that this crime may be associated with the recent home invasion robbery that occurred on Skelton Canyon Circle on October 30, 2012 (discussed below).
The Thousand Oaks Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in solving these crimes. We request that anyone with information contact investigators at (805) 494-8201. We also request that you keep a watchful eye on your neighborhood and report any suspicious activity by calling (805) 654-9511. Or if you believe it may be an emergency, call 911.
Posted 10/31/12: The Thousand Oaks Police Department reports that three unidentified men confronted a woman at gunpoint inside her residence Tuesday morning, October 30th, during a home invasion robbery in the 3900 block of Skelton Canyon Circle, Thousand Oaks (just a mile north of the intersection of Thousand Oaks and Westlake Boulevards).
The victim’s husband had left for work just minutes before the suspects entered the home and confronted the woman, who was home alone.
The suspects wore ski masks and hooded sweatshirts. At least one of the men displayed a handgun during the robbery. The men left with jewelry and cash after tying up the victim. The woman was able to free herself after several minutes and call 9-1-1.
The victim was not injured during the robbery, and there is little known about the suspects at this time. They were described as black males, with no further details given, other than they drove away in a sedan in an unknown direction.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact investigators at (805) 494-8201.
Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime. The caller may remain anonymous. The call is not recorded. Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).