Maurice Albert Haley
Ventura County – Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Major Crimes Bureau detectives just released news of the arrest of Maurice Albert Haley, a 23-year-old Los Angeles resident whom they’ve identified as a principal suspect in the Oak Brook Shopping Plaza jewelry store robbery that transpired on April 12, 2016.
It was on that day, according to VCSD spokesman Sgt. Mark Gillette, that Haley accompanied an unidentified accomplice as they entered Albert’s Jewelry Store and, when they displayed firearms by way of conducting a robbery, found themselves “in an exchange of gunfire with a store employee,” which injured one of the suspects.
Pursuant to a 911 Emergency call indicating “shots fired”, Ventura County Sheriffs deputies arrived shortly thereafter and quickly “confirmed a robbery had occurred.”
Apparently the store employee wasn’t a bad shot, as there was sufficient blood left behind by the fleeing robbers to allow DNA investigators to identify Haley “through the Combined DNA Index System as the man who took the bullet before fleeing the store.
Pursuant to that DNA match and the identification of Haley, detectives “worked in collaboration with several other law enforcement agencies” and ultimately located Haley “hiding in an apartment in northern Las Vegas, Nevada.”
With that information in hand, detectives from VCSD and the Las Vegas Metro Police Department arrived at Haley’s hideout and took him into custody.
Haley—a documented Los Angeles area gang member—was transported to Ventura County Jail, where he was booked on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and robbery, with his bail set at $750,000.
Photo: courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking