Flash Mob Burglary Suspects Arrested
Ventura County Sheriff's Department
Ventura County Sheriff's Department

On April 9, 2014 at approximately 3:40 PM, deputies arrested six women for a “flash mob” style burglary they committed at the Tory Burch store in the Camarillo Premium Outlets.

On April 9, 2014, at approximately 3:25 PM, deputies responded to the Tory Burch store in the Camarillo Premium Outlets for a burglary that had just occurred. Deputies learned that a group of six to eight female suspects entered the store with large shopping bags. The suspects quickly went through the store loading merchandise into the bags they brought in with them. One of the store clerks recognized the suspects from a previous burglary that occurred one to two months ago. During the previous burglary, one of the suspects threatened to shoot the clerks if they intervened. Based on that information, the clerks believed the suspects were still armed.

When the store employees tried to contact the suspects, the suspects fled the store with the merchandise, without paying for any of the items. The suspects were in the store for approximately 30 seconds. The employees were able to see the suspects get into a gold Chrysler mini-van. The suspects left the Outlet Mall parking lot toward the 101 freeway.

The deputies on scene were able to view the security video and put out a broadcast to the surrounding agencies with the suspects’ and vehicle descriptions.

Deputies working in the Thousand Oaks area located the van traveling southbound on highway 101 near the Hampshire Road off-ramp. Deputies conducted a “high risk” traffic stop on the vehicle and detained the six suspects. One of the store clerks was brought to the location of the traffic stop and identified all of the suspects as being the ones who stole the merchandise from the store. Deputies searched the van and located the “booster bags,” which contained the stolen property from the Tory Burch store. Deputies also located additional clothing items that were believed to have been stolen from several other stores. Detectives are following-up on the other potential victims.

All six suspects are from the San Francisco area, and were in a vehicle rented from San Francisco. Detectives believe these suspects have been going up and down the coast committing similar types of burglaries throughout the state.

The suspects were arrested and booked into the Pre-Trial Detention Facility in Ventura for burglary, conspiracy, possession of stolen property and possession of burglary tools. Their bail was set at $20,000.00.

If you have any information about this case, please contact Det. Harold Orr at (805) 388-5119.

Nature of Incident: Flash Mob Burglary Suspects Arrested
Report Number: 140008064
Location: Camarillo Premium Outlets, Tory Burch
Date & Time: April 9, 2014 at 3:25 PM
Unit(s) Responsible: Camarillo Detectives, Camarillo Patrol & Thousand Oaks Patrol
Prepared by: Sergeant Pete O’Sullivan
Media Release Date: April 10, 2014
Follow-Up Contact: Detective Harold Orr @ (805) 388-5119
Approved by: Captain Eric Dowd

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).