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Armed Robbery
updated: Jan 30, 2013, 9:22 AM

Source: Ventura Police Department

Incident: Armed Robbery

Location: 400 blk. N Ventura Ave

Date/Time Occurred: 1-28-13 @ 2156 hours

Officer(s) Involved: Ventura Patrol Officers

Suspect(s): Male, unk race, wearing all black clothing and a bandana covering his face

Report #: 13-1164


On the above date and time the Ventura Police Command Center received a call of an armed robbery that had just occurred at Smoke Shop Plus. The victim said that the suspect came into the store walked and walked directly up to the counter, demanding "spice and money".

Through the course of the investigation, officers learned, that as the suspect was talking to the clerk, he raised his shirt from his left waistband and exposed a handgun. The suspect also had a knife in his other hand, pointing it at the clerk, as he demanded the money. During the robbery the suspect leaned over the counter and took misc. tobacco products from behind the counter. The suspect then left the store and was last seen running towards Prospect St.

No one was hurt during the commission of this crime and no money was taken.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing. Anyone with information related to this incident is urged to call the Ventura Police Department at 339-4441


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