Carjacking

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On Friday, April 15, 2016 at 7:32 p.m., the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a 911 call of a possible carjacking that just occurred in the parking lot of the College Square shopping center in the 100 block of N. Ashwood Avenue.  Officers arrived and contacted the victim, later identified as Jose Mena-Loria, of Thousand Oaks, and found that as a result of the incident, he had sustained non-life threatening injuries to his face.  He was treated at the scene by Ventura City Fire personnel and released.
During the investigation, officers learned that Mena-Loria, was parked in the alley to the rear of CVS, when he was confronted by two black male suspects.  Prior to being approached by the two males, Mena-Loria had been talking to the two female suspects.  While sitting in his vehicle, the two male suspects began physically assaulting Mena-Loria.  He was able to get out of his vehicle and flee to a nearby business.  No weapons were seen.
All four of the suspects, 2 Black Males, 20’s, and 2 White Females, 20’s, got into Mena-Loria’s vehicle and fled the area.  In addition to taking his vehicle, there was an undisclosed amount of cash inside.
The stolen vehicle is a grey Nissan Sentra, California license 6ZCA904.  If the vehicle is spotted, we are asking the public to immediately contact the local police agency.
This investigation into this crime is on-going.  It is not known the relationship between all of the parties involved.  At this time, no further details will be released.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Ventura Police Department at 339-4488.

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