On January 3, 2022 at approximately 8:15 P.M., officers from the Oxnard Police Department were dispatched to an armed robbery that had just occurred at the iSmoke Shop, located at 321 South C Street. When officers arrived, they learned that two suspects entered the store and one of them brandished a handgun and held the store employee at gunpoint while the second suspect stole money from the register. Both suspects fled the business with the money. 

Investigators from the Violent Crimes Unit assumed responsibility for the investigation. During the course of the investigation, investigators believe that 27-year-old Oxnard resident Efrain Magallon was one of the parties responsible for the robbery.  On January 14, 2022 at approximately 1:00 P.M., investigators responded to the Ventura County Jail to contact Magallon, who was in custody on unrelated charges. He was arrested for armed robbery. The investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with any information about this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Mike Velasquez at (805) 385-8287 or michael.velasquez@oxnardpd.org.

The Oxnard Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit expressed that they are committed to reducing gang crimes    and gun violence in the City of Oxnard through the strict enforcement of laws specifically targeting known, active gang members residing in the city.  Anyone with information regarding criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7600, or online via the Oxnard Police Department’s website: www.oxnardpd.org, and clicking on Report Suspicious Activity.  You can remain anonymous if you choose to do so.  You can also remain anonymous by calling the Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. You can also visit this site: www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org to submit a tip via text or email.