A spokesperson for the Ventura PD says that investigators are trying to determine the identity of a man who broke into a local business on Saturday evening, let himself into the cash register and made off with an undisclosed amount of loot.
The incident took place just after 5pm, witnesses said, when a masked suspect burst into a pawn shop, hopped over the counter and reached into the cash drawer.
Employees tried to chase after the thief but he hopped into a nearby parked vehicle and drove off before they could catch him. The suspect had a knife, they said, but it’s unclear if he had other weapons on him at the time the robbery took place.
Ventura Police are asking anyone who thinks they might have information that could lead to a capture or arrest to please call the department’s tip line. When the suspect is captured he’ll be booked at the Ventura County Jail pending bail bonds.
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