Interrupted Residential Burglary turned Robbery with Victim Bound and Gagged

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03/31/2011

Incident:   Interrupted Residential Burglary turned Robbery with Victim Bound and Gagged

Contact: Watch Commander, 805-339-4416

Location:   7300 Block of Eisenhower St.

Date/Time Occurred:  March 31, 2011, 9:20 a.m.

Officer(s) Involved:  Patrol, Detectives

Victim(s):     Withheld

Suspect(s):   Hispanic male, 25-30 yrs.         

Report #:11-3557

Narrative:

The Ventura Police Command Center received a frantic 911 call of a female victim who had been tied up during an apparent burglary.

Officers arrived at the residence and found the unidentified victim still partially bound. The victim who was the caretaker of the residence was in the process of checking the home when the suspect came out of an interior room. The suspect pushed the victim down and tied and gagged her. The suspect then fled via the front door with property from the residence.

The investigation revealed that the suspect had forced entry into a locked window of the residence. The suspect was in the process of burglarizing the residence when the caretaker entered the home.

The victim was not injured during this incident.

Physical evidence form the scene has been recovered and will be forensically analyzed.  A composite sketch is attached.

If anyone has any information about this crime they are urged to contact Ventura Police Detectives at 805-339-4343, the Watch Commander at 805.339.4416, or you can make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.  If your information leads to an arrest, you could receive a cash reward of up to $1,000.