The importance of a strong relationship between the police and the community was once again demonstrated when Thousand Oaks Police Major Crimes Investigators reached out to the public for information on an attempted bank robbery.
On Monday, May 23, 2016 at 1:30 p.m., Bank of America located at 1155 Lindero Canyon Road in the City of Thousand Oaks was the target of a robber who attempted to get cash from a teller by handing the employee a demand note. He was unsuccessful in his attempt and walked out of the bank, but not before being captured on surveillance video.
On Tuesday, May 24, 2016, the Thousand Oaks Police Department released a news story regarding the crime and included photographs of the suspect. Within a short period of time, tips from the public were generated which assisted in the identification of the suspect, Jeffrey James Jones, 46, a former Camarillo resident turned transient.
On Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 6:30 p.m., Jeffrey James Jones was arrested for the crime after detectives received tips from the public regarding his identity. Detectives with the Thousand Oaks Special Enforcement Unit located Jones as he left a residence in Thousand Oaks where he was temporarily staying. Jones was arrested for attempted bank robbery and booked into the Ventura County Jail. Search warrants were served which led to the recovery of additional evidence. Jones’ bail is set at $50,000 pending his arraignment in Superior Court on Friday, May 27, 2016.