Detectives with the Ventura County Sheriff's Department are investigating two robberies that took place in Moorpark Monday and Tuesday.
The Moorpark Police Department received a call about the first one—which took place in a parking lot at 11 W. Moorpark Ave., near the intersection of Los Angeles Avenue—at about 11:50 a.m. Monday.
According to a statement issued by the sheriff's department, a Hispanic male between 45 and 55 years old brandished a handgun and demanded the victim's money. The statement described the suspect as about 5' 6'' tall and 200 pounds with black hair.
A scuffle ensued before the suspect fled the scene with a female in a light colored sports utility vehicle, the statement said.
The second robbery took place in a parking lot behind Corrigans at 75 E. High St. at about 8:40 p.m. Tuesday, when two men confronted a single male victim. According to the sheriff's statement, one of the suspects in this burglary also brandished a handgun and demanded the victim's money. After obtaining property from the victim, these suspects also fled in a light colored SUV.
The statement described the first of these suspects as a Hispanic male between 20 and 30 years old standing about 5' 5'' with a slender build and black hair. The second suspect was described as an 18 to 20 year old Hispanic male standing about 6' 2" and about 220 pounds with a shaved head.
The sheriff's department reports nobody was injured in either incident.
Investigators have not yet determined whether the crimes are connected.
Anyone with information about the robberies can contact the East County Major Crimes Unit at 805-494-8201.