SPPD: Tips sought in armed robbery
of Harvard Boulevard recycling center

August 01, 2014
Santa Paula News

The July 21 armed robbery of a recycling center continues to be investigated by Santa Paula Police, according to a department spokesman.

Sgt. Ken Clark said the incident occurred at about 7:50 a.m. in the area just east of Tresierras Market, located in the 200 block of East Harvard Boulevard.

Clark said two men approached the outdoor business, “And at least one man had a gun,” that was displayed when cash was demanded of the recycling cashier, the lone worker on scene.

Once the suspects received the money they ran off and fled south along the perimeter fence of Highway 126.

Clark said the crime was not reported immediately: “There was a delay from the time it occurred to when police were notified... there was no phone at the scene and the worker flagged down a security guard who called police. There was at least a 20-minute delay... that didn’t help.”

The victim was only able to offer a “Pretty vague description,” of the suspects, who he told police, “Showed up, pulled out a gun, took his money and were gone just as quickly... “

No one was injured during the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Santa Paula Police Department, 525-4474.

If the caller would prefer to remain anonymous, they can call the SPPD recorded Tip Hotline, 933-5691.

In addition, tips can be emailed to the SPPD at tipline@spcity.org

Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime. The caller may remain anonymous. The call is not recorded. Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

Ventura County Crime Stoppers can also be contacted by texting “Busted” plus your message to CRIMES (274637). 

Crime Stopper Tips can also be sent via the website, www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org

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