$100K Bail for Robbery of Pizza
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Written By: Robert L. McCullough
February 5, 2023 – Ventura County, Ca. There is no arguing with the fact that having take-out pizza delivered to one’s home might be considered by many to be something of a “pandemic necessity,” but with the minimum price for a home delivery pizza now approaching $20, it might well be outside the financial reach of many hungry folks.
That may explain the behavior of 32-year-old Camarillo area transient Cyrus E. Moore on the evening of January 30 th when he got on the internet and placed an online food order and provided a residential address for its delivery. According to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Detective Doepking, when the delivery person arrived at the destination, “he was confronted by an unknown suspect” who summarily assaulted him with pepper spray and “stole the food order and fled the scene.” The victim, “overwhelmed by the effects of the pepper spray” and unable to pursue his attacker, was nevertheless able to describe the thief and a “suspect vehicle.”
Within 48 hours, detectives attached to the Camarillo Investigations Bureau and deputies working at Camarillo Patrol Services were able to locate the suspect vehicle and make contact with Moore. He was found to be in possession of pepper spray and assorted drug paraphernalia, whereupon he was taken into custody, transported to Ventura County Jail, and booked on charges of being under the influence of a controlled substance.
With Moore’s vehicle in police custody, it was determined to have been the suspect vehicle involved in the pizza delivery rip-off, and he was subsequently booked on a charge of robbery with his bail set at $100,000.