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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Thursday March 9th, 2023 :: 05:13 p.m. PST


Recent Commercial Burglary Activity

Nature of Incident: Recent Commercial Burglary Activity
Report Number: Various
Location: City of Thousand Oaks
Date & Time: 03/09/2023
Unit(s) Responsible: Thousand Oaks Police Department Investigations Unit


Over the last three months, the Thousand Oaks Police Department has seen an increase in commercial burglaries.  These burglaries have been directed at local businesses, including restaurants, liquor stores, and bars.  The suspects are specifically targeting cash registers and safes. 
The Thousand Oaks Police Department would like to remind local business owners and the public to report any suspicious activity or persons.  The adage, “See Something, Say Something” plays a significant role in helping solve crimes.  The Thousand Oaks Police Department encourages businesses to obtain alarm systems that include surveillance cameras.  Upon activation of any alarm, we encourage business owners to have alarm companies contact the Sheriff’s Dispatch center at (805) 654-9511 to report the incident immediately.  It is recommended secondary contacts be the business owner or other responsible party.  In addition to the alarm notifications, businesses are encouraged to secure cash and not keep it overnight in registers, and ensuring all safes are locked and secured to fixed objects.
Business owners can contact the Thousand Oaks Police Department Community Resource Unit to obtain additional information on how to better safeguard their business.  Contact can be made by directing an email to Sergeant Damian Alvarez at [email protected] or Senior Deputy Gunnar Dike at [email protected] to set up an appointment. 
The Thousand Oaks Police Department values community partnerships and shares- the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office vision statement, “The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is committed to increasing and strengthening community partnerships and utilizing technologies to enhance collaborative efforts at reducing crime and improving public safety.”
Prepared by: Senior Deputy Gunnar Dike
Thousand Oaks Police Department Community Resource Unit
News Release Date: 03/09/2023  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Sergeant Damian Alvarez
[email protected]
Senior Deputy Gunnar Dike
[email protected]
Approved by:
Booking Photo Release:
Captain Kevin Lynch
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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).

Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93003

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

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