Thousand Oaks Police Investigating After Burglary Spree in Newbury Park

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Thousand Oaks police are searching for suspects on Thursday after three men went on a burglary spree in Newbury Park.

Officers were called to the scene around 1:45 a.m. on Tuesday after reports of multiple commercial burglaries. There, they learned that three suspects forced their way into five small businesses within minutes of each other, according to a press release.

“This is my livelihood. This is all I have and for somebody to come in and take it, I just feel really, really violated,” said Joe Escobar, a victim and owner of the El Sancho Loco Taqueria.

The burglars were seen on surveillance video removing money and merchandise before fleeing the scene in a two door vehicle, police said.

“They took our cash register money and our safe,” said Susan Allison, owner of Cafe Aroma. “It really hits us pretty hard. We have a whole month of sells in the safe.”

Another business was broken into a short distance away but police do not yet know if the burglary is related to the others.

The suspects were last seen wearing masks, hoodies and gloves to hid their identities during the burglaries.

Anyone with information is asked to call Thousand Oaks Detective Christopher Zapata at 805-494-8221.

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