Photo: Jimmy Bass, Tori Jackson and DJ Green
Ventura County – According to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Jason Roberts, “several cities within Ventura County,” as well as several others throughout the Los Angeles area have been the targets of burglars victimizing retail and commercial businesses after closing hours.
In spite of multiple video surveillance records clearly indicating a repeated modus operandi that featured broken windows and riffled cash registers and safes, the suspects managed to avoid being either identified or apprehended by any law enforcement agency in the area.
But on January 20th, nearly two hours after midnight, a Thousand Oaks Police Department patrol unit observed “a suspicious vehicle” as it pulled to a stop at the rear of a strip mall in which all the business at the facility were closed. When the suspect car’s headlights unexpectedly dimmed, the observant deputy realized that something illicit was about to transpire.
As soon as the driver of the suspect vehicle took note of the marked patrol unit, “the vehicle quickly left the area,” only to be pulled to a halt a short distance away. Inside the car were Los Angeles residents Jimmy Bass, 22, Tori Jackson, 20, and DJ Green, 19. Bass and Jackson were determined to be on probation “for previous crimes.”
A search of the vehicle was immediately conducted. Inside, deputies discovered “numerous tools, clothing, gloves, cash, masks, and property,” all of which linked the three young men to multiple commercial burglaries in other jurisdictions currently under investigation.
Bass, Jackson, and Green were all transported to Ventura County Jail, where they were booked on conspiracy to commit burglary. They remain in custody on a no-bail hold pending investigation into other suspected crimes outside of Ventura County.
Photos: Courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking