Two Men Arrested in Armed Robberies at Taco Bell Restaurants

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Two men were in custody Friday in connection with armed robberies at two Taco Bell restaurants in Thousand Oaks, police said.


One of 2 men sought in armed robberies at two Taco Bell restaurants. (Credit: Thousand Oaks Police)

Arturo Perez, 18, and Steven Salceda, 23, were arrested Thursday and booked on suspicion of robbery, according to a news release from the Thousand Oaks Police Department.

Salceda’s bail was set at $110,000 while Perez was being held on $100,000 bail pending their arraignment in Superior Court.

The first incident occurred on Dec. 3 at the Taco Bell on E. Avenida De Los Arboles in Thousand Oaks.

The lone suspect entered the restaurant and ordered food and when the clerk opened the cash drawer, the man pulled out a hammer and demanded money, police said.

Witnesses told police the man ran out of the restaurant and fled in a maroon colored Jeep Cherokee.

The second incident occurred Dec. 16 at a Taco Bell on N. Moorpark Road.  Authorities believe the same robber was involved, but this time he had an accomplice.

The pair followed the same routine during the second robbery. The first man ordered a drink and when the clerk opened the register, the second man stepped forward with a knife and demanded money, police said.

Both suspects exited the restaurant and were last seen heading eastbound on foot in the alley behind the business.