Chilean Nationals Suspects in Organized Retail Theft Crew — Thousands stolen from Victoria Secret

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release 

On July 5, 2018, Thousand Oak Police Department Patrol responded to the Victoria’s Secret, located in the Oaks Mall at 248 West Hillcrest Drive, for a theft call. The patrol deputy conducted an initial investigation and determined that approximately $3,150.00 in store merchandise had been stolen.

Thousand Oaks Police Department Detectives conducted an investigation and learned that four suspects, working in male/female couples entered the store. One couple acted as a distraction to the Victoria’s Secret sales associates while the other couple concealed merchandise in a shopping bag and exited the store.

On July 6, 2018 at approximately 1400 hours, detectives located the four suspects at a motel in the City of Mission Hills, California. All four suspects were arrested and identified as Rodrigo Gajardo, Felipe Viveros, Ursula Guerut, and Anastassia Saavedra. All four suspects are Chilean Nationals that do not have family or residence in the United States.

A search warrant was obtained and served on the two motel rooms occupied by the four suspects. As a result, numerous articles of stolen clothing, hundreds of removed security sensors, and shopping bags lined with aluminum foil were seized.

All four suspects were transported back to Ventura County and booked into Jail for violating

Penal Code section 459 – Burglary and Penal Code section 182(a) – Criminal Conspiracy. All fours suspects are expected to be arraigned in Ventura Superior Court on July 10, 2018.

























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